SERIOUSLY THO can we just ban all manufacturing & distribution of single-use plastics like, yesterday? ♀️
As much as I enjoy hanging w my homies, picking up trash on the beach wasn’t part of the plan this day
@saucyortegs & I not too stoked
Each & every time you make a purchase, you VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLAR
How you choose to spend your money is the most important vote you’ll ever make. It’s an undeniable fact even in a capitalist-driven society: simple supply & demand. You wouldn’t continue selling a product if no one buys it. Now I didn’t go to Harvard business school or anything, but that wouldn’t seem like a very successful business if you made products no one wanted 🧐
So how does this apply to plastic straws? Well, we’ve all seen the sea turtle video by now right? (If you haven’t yet then go now & search YouTube ‘sea turtle plastic straw’ - be warned it’s a bit disturbing!) for those too squeamish (or lazy) to view, basically the video has a team on a boat using pliers to dislodge a plastic straw caught stuck in the sinuses of a majestic, ancient sea turtle. Don’t worry, they get it out! But not without some blood & cries of pain from the turtle trying to sneeze it out... fk seriously? Is this even necessary? No it’s not! But if you don’t know then you don’t know, & people simply need to be EDUCATED
ONE straw can end the life of an animal that is perhaps over 150 years old AND an endangered species!
How can we help? By remembering to ask for NO straw when ordering at restaurants or eating at establishments that use bio-plastics. There are reusable metal & glass straws you can purchase too!
Takes practice & due diligence to keep it up, but it gets easier the more you do it. Trust me, some people look at me like I’m a crazy person for refusing plastic, then I make a joke ‘save a plastic tree’ & hopefully it gets ‘em to think
Also, by refusing single-use plastics you are essentially educating those in your immediate vicinity. The clerk at the check out, people behind you in line, all witnessing you step out of the status quo!
#FakePlasticTrees #BanSingleUsePlastics #SayNOtoPlastic #sustainability #VoteWithYourDollar #VeniceBeach