I was so impressed when I heard 9-year-old Milo Cress on NPR. He started his own non-profit, Be Straw Free, to encourage people and businesses to discontinue the use of wasteful and environmentally harmful plastic straws. Milo wants businesses to ask if customers want a straw, instead of just giving them away with every drink. According to his research, "the USA distributes 500 million straws per day, enough to fill over 46,400 school buses!" So next time you're grabbing a drink-to-go, pass on the straw!
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Milo Cress, 9-year-old founder of Be Straw Free
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These straws are reusable and dishwasher safe! Great to keep around the house, in the car, or for a gift!