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    It’s Time to Suck It Up and Do Away With Plastic Straws

    Plastic straws are a huge polluter of our beaches and oceans, which is kind of nuts considering how unnecessary they are. Go watch that YouTube video of a sea turtle with a plastic straw lodged in its nostril — you’ll have no question afterward about not really needing straws in your life. I’m not necessarily anti-straw; I’m anti–plastic straw (there are great alternatives in paper and steel) — and what’s great about this particular issue is that there’s a very simple yet tangible change you can make to have an impact.

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