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When you first learn about Milo Cress, the 10-year-old on a mission to rid us of plastic straws, your reaction might be, Really? Now we can't even enjoy a straw guilt-free? Or maybe it's, Really? With all the waste on the planet, this kid's got to pick straws? But consider this fact:
Each day we use 500 million straws'enough disposable straws (over 182 billion) to fill more than 46,400 large school buses each year.
And let's face it, plastic straws certainly aren't a necessity most of the time. Many people don't even use the straws they are automatically given when they order a drink.
So let's hand it to this motivated youngster for bringing attention to our little straw habit. Truly, who better to deliver the message about the waste that our straws create than the ultimate straw consumer'a 10-year-old kid?