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This Injured Turtle Will Make You Think Twice About Drinking Out of a Plastic Straw

I'm still looked at strange when I ask for a water with no straw when ordering a drink at a restaurant. I can't wait for the day when asking for a straw garners that same response.

Watch this video and you'll see why:

According to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)‚ garbage that washes into sewers or flies from beaches or landfills into the ocean can easily injure or entangle sensitive marine animals. On land, discarded plastic soda rings, bottles, cans and even straws can kill wildlife as well as cats and dogs. Thankfully there are many ways to prevent damage caused by everyday trash items.

What can you do about it? Read this article on "22 Facts About Plastic Pollution and 10 Things You Can Do About It."

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