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it's a plastic straw! how cute, right? Look, he comes in little unique—
WRONG.
THIS LITTLE FELLA?
IT COULD RESULT IN A SEA TURTLE'S DEATH.
You see, I’m a volunteer at my local aquarium. As part of our training, we select a certain animal we'd like to study and/or run it's information station. I happened to pick sea turtles (with my best friend, of course).
So, we were briefed on basic facts on what to tell them. And sea turtles, being oblivious, eat not just plastic bags, but plastic straws as well, mistaking them for food. A lot of animals do this, actually.
A lot of people have gotten into the boycott of plastic straws. If you're eating out, ask for a drink with no straw. If you're getting a soda at a restaurant, get no straw. Any time/place you are offered a straw, say no. Doing just that can save a sea turtle's life.
It's really sad to see how consumers have affected sea wildlife. I just want the best for this world, and that's why I’m asking for everyone's help.
So, don't use straws. It's as simple as that.
Thank you and goodnight *drops microphone and walks off*
*awkwardly walks back in and picks up* these things cost money I ain’t risking that

 

sorry if this comes off as harsh but I am passionate about saving sea turtles, mods please let this through

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I'm really inspired by the fact that you took the time to write this

 

its going to make drinking milk tea harder though, lol. It'll probably get me some odd looks and create a mess but next time I go drink milk tea, I'll wait until I get home, stab it through with a toothpick or something, and pour it into a separate cup. That way I won't have to use a straw, right?

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It's nice to see someone so passionate about saving sea turtles, and I'll definitely try to avoid using straws. (I barely use them anyway, so that shouldn't be a problem)

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Instead of throwaway plastic straws, use reuseable straws that you can wash out! And recyle.

 

 

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I'll try. It'll be pretty hard to avoid straws, but I'll try. I do not want to be the one that kills a sea turtle. 

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In my fam we reuse straws for about a month, since we rarely ever buy them

 

But of course I'll help with this! I'll tell my parents about this, and my friends too

 

SPREAD THE WORD AROUND GUYS

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Reusable straws are available on Amazon, they have cleaning tools included and everything!

Also, try to not use plastic bags. Sea turtles, with their bad eye sight, think that plastic bags are jellyfish D: 

so LET'S SAVE THE TURTLES

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I'm really happy that you wrote this. It's really cool to see someone passionate about saving nature. I'm going to try and convince my family to buy the reusable ones.

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i made that up on the spot wow it sounds good

I normally don’t use straws, but I will make an effort to use them even less than I do now. 

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THANK YOU EVERYONE OFFERING TO GIVE UP STRAWS

actually, San Juan itself has gone on a pledge to restrain from using straws

SPREAD THE WORD WITH YOUR LOVED ONES, THANK YOU

MY AQUARIUM WILL BE HAPPY TO HEAR THIS

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aw look it's so cute- NO. NO STRAWS. 

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Save the sea turtles! One time in school my group was trying to save polar bears from water warming. 

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save a sea turtle's life by not using one of these

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It's a pretty bad representation of a sea turtle and a straw

 

 

 

 

 

DON'T DO STRAWS!!

 

 

Guys we should make more threads so more forumers see this.

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i made that up on the spot wow it sounds good

If this is true I’ve killed like five sea turtles last week 

 

wow that is bad

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My family always reuses our plastic straws, but I'll be sure to do so while eating out!

Thankfully, my favorite restaurant uses paper straws.

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The puzzle's tough, I'll admit, but in time we'll find where everything fits.

I'll ask my mom to buy some reusable straws! Since you need a straw to drink boba, it'd be better to use a reusable straw then

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BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! 

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According to the Shedd Aquarium, Americans throw out 500 million straws a day. 

 

I am all for helping sea turtles. My second grade teacher actually made a whole unit on sea turtles, and our class adopted two loggerhead turtles. Recently, I found a video where some researchers found a sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nostril, and at first they thought it was a worm. Of course, they pulled it out, causing the turtle to bleed, and so that's why I love sea turtles and would love to volunteer at an aquarium, but I live in Missouri so...

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My family uses reusable bags, and we don't use straws very often, but I'll try not to use any (or as few as possible) from now on.

 

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Thank you for telling people about why to save sea turtles because I also love animals too.

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Instead of straws people could have just used the hard reusuable ones or just sip the cup.

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first of all, thanks for the info. i will try to use plastic straws less!

second of all, i need to know how to make those straws!

third of all, im not sure i can say plastic straws are cute... but  still! thanks for this!

SAVE THE TURTLES! 

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I think you can ask the boba place to just not put the plastic wrap on in the first place, to make things a bit easier for you. Also... do straws have one hole or two?

 

(Thank you for being the valiant protector of sea turtles. I think the human race’s unmatchable power and unmatchable ignorance will eventually destroy many natural beauties we can never get back, but it’s nice to see some people appreciate and protect what life still exists.)

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I was looking through my old posts and found this...

 

I wasn't too cringy back then, was I?

 

Bump because this is still important.

 

 

My mom bought reusable bamboo utensils now, including a fork, spoon, knife, and straw. :)

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(I really liked the little straw drawing XD)

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That's great! I am also volunteering, and want to be a Marine biologist when a grow up.Thanks for this bit of info.

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I'm boycotting straws. *Sighs* How will I drink? I capable of drinking wihtout a straw, but I'm very lazy to actually put the cup to my lips, so straws are a very important thing to me.

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I don't understand how in the great wide world boycotting straws will save anything. You can use a straw and dispose of it safely simply by chucking it into a garbage can. If you want to be even safer, into a garbage can that has a garbage bag inside of it. Boycotting straws is a draconian extreme.

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I would, but every time I don't have a straw I end up spilling my drink everywhere. I get soaked and cold and miserable, so I feel the need to use a straw...So I try to help in other ways, like picking up plastic on the street. 

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Actually, straws go to either landfills, blow out of trucks, or end up leaving the so-called “safe” disposal area. Reducing straw usage helps save the world and our oceans- many sea animals mistake straws for food and choke, reducing their numbers! There are multiple alternatives to using a straw, and it’s as simple as saying no to them when you are going out to eat :D

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I HIGHLY doubt they cause that much trouble - and they could probably be recycled, anyway. And if not, they could be manufactured to be recyclable. Getting rid of them is kind of stupid. I've done a bit of research myself: some people need straws because of medical conditions, and yet in some areas will be arrested for using straws, simply because straws. Tell me how that's sane?

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We don't need to get rid of straws entirely, but we should try to cut down their numbers.

Straws are the No. 7 item polluting our oceans, and take years to decompose.(I forgot how many, but it's at least 50)

Even if you throw it in a landfill, the toxic chemicals in the plastic will still wash up in the ocean or groundwater.

There are also reusable straws, made of materials other than plastic, and we could use those instead.

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