According to U.S. straw manufacturers, in the United States alone, Americans use more than 500 million straws each day. That’s approximately 1.6 straws per person per day. Single-use disposable plastic items, such as straws, are bad for the environment. The planet is at a point where it can no longer sustain the excess garbage that is being produced and thrown into our oceans. Unfortunately, many plastic items that are labeled “biodegradable” actually do not decompose. It’s time for America to lead the way in global sustainability when it comes to single-use plastic. Paper straws by Green Planet Straws are an easy solution.