Is this the last straw in Edmonds?| Guest View


August 17, 2018

Single-use plastic products – such as straws, stirrers and utensils – have become virtually ubiquitous in the food service industry worldwide, and are contributing to the ever-growing plastic pollution crisis in our marine environment.

In fact, experts predict the level of marine plastic pollution to double by 2025 if current trends continue, and small plastic items such as straws and cutlery are in the top 10 plastic items polluting our oceans.

They easily find their way into saltwater bodies when left on the beach or are washed into storm drains.

It has been scientifically demonstrat...

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