Plastic straws hurt sea turtles and maybe even humans, environmental groups say.

Plastic straws hurt sea turtles and maybe even humans, environmental groups say.

This Earth Day: Lets Skip The Straw!

Much like the author of this article, I could barely get through the very graphic video of the sea turtle bleeding and struggling to breathe after a plastic straw gets lodged in its nose. (video is hereit is incredibly graphic and painful to watch be warned)

These critically endangered creatures face so many human-created obstacles in the struggle to survive, to think we make such an impact by skipping the straws.. seems the least we can do for the sea turtles and all the ocean wildlife impacted by this.

More than 500 million single-use plastic straws are being used by Americans every day. Plastic straws are one of the most common litter items found during beach cleanups.

There are plenty of other options for straw lovers, reusable, paper, etc.. so how about joining us and skipping the straws! A small step that can make a huge difference

Check out some sustainable straw options here!