If you haven't already heard: straws are bad. 500 million straws are used a day in the USA, which is enough to fill 125 buses full! Imagine that falling into the ocean or ending up in the fish you had for dinner last night.
Straws don't offer much benefit to a drink besides maybe blowing bubbles, but at the end of the day they are doing more harm than good. Plastic is the main source death in sea animals and it still seems to find it's way back to the ocean or where it does not belong. 90% of seabirds have eaten plastic and predicted to be 99% by 2050.
If after all of this you still think that even if you throw your straw in the trash it won't end up in the ocean I would suggest searching up "straw stuck in sea turtle's nose" on YouTube and trust me when I say this: you will never want to look at a straw again. But if you can't handle blood, I would stick to no plastic straws
Well to the happier side of things! There is other options for you straw-loving people out there! There is metal straws!!! Metal straws are a great alternative to plastic: They are portable, reusable, washable and great conversation starters. But for everyone else out there here is a little note: straws cause lip wrinkles. So if the death of million of sea animals didn't work for you there is another reason to stop using straws.
Help save the ocean one straw at a time by declining. You can make a difference just by saying no to a straw. #stopsucking
Facts on straws: www.nps.gov/commercialservices/greenline_straw_free.htm
Facts on animals and straws: https://blog.ukonserve.com/2016/09/23/straws-enviornment/