My name is Molly Steer and I am 11 years old. And I'm on a mission to encourage every school in Australia (and one day, across the whole world) to stop using single-use plastic straws in their school tuckshops and canteens. Why? Because straws really do suck!Take the #StrawNoMore pledge today
More than 500 million straws are used every single day in the USA alone. This is enough to wrap around planet Earth four times!
In Australia, it is estimated we used 10 million plastic straws every single day. If you lined these up, end to end, it is the distance from Cairns to Melbourne.
Plastic straws cannot break down, and they cannot biodegrade, meaning that every single plastic straw you have ever used is still on this planet – somewhere.