Friday, May 12, 2017

Viral sea turtle Youtube video fuels campaign against plastic straws | abc7news.com

Viral sea turtle Youtube video fuels campaign against plastic straws | abc7news.com Americans use an incredible 500 million plastic straws every day. Even though they are small, straws can create serious environmental problems, so now a growing number of activists say it's time to just say no.
Viral sea turtle video fuels campaign against plastic straws
A big factor in the growing campaign to eliminate plastic straws has been a viral video of a sea turtle with a straw stuck in his nose. The video shows researchers, who found the turtle in Costa Rica, removing the straw. The video got millions of internet views, and the impact has been huge, turning grass roots campaigns against plastic straws into a global movement.
A new documentary called "Straws" that debuted at the Sonoma Film Festival is getting a strong reception at other film festivals around the country. The producer and director, Linda Booker "We are talking about billions and billions of non-recyclable plastic straws that are ending up garbage cans, landfills, and unfortunately too often as street litter," she said. Many straws also end up in the ocean and on the beach.

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