Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

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Why reduce plastic straw usage?

  • Single-use plastics, like straws, cannot be recycled and take a long time to breakdown.
  • Straws are among the ten most commonly found items in waterways and oceans.
  • They are harmful to wildlife and their habitats.
  • Our actions here in Iowa have a direct impact on the global environment.
  • Straws create pollution at every stage of their existence from oil drilling, manufacturing, shipping and distribution.
  • According to EcoCycle, in the United States 500 million straws are used EVERY day. That number would fill over 127 school buses.

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