#BanTheStraw has become a national movement, after conservationists rescued a sea turtle with a plastic straw up its nose. And I stand with it. An estimated 500 million plastic straws used in the US each day, not to mention 35 billion plastic water bottles thrown away each year in the US. Plastic doesn’t degrade, it just breaks into smaller and smaller pieces, which are eaten by plankton and fish.
Today, I went one step further and signed a plastic pact, with Whale and Dolphin Conservation. I pledged to reduce my use of plastic in my everyday life to help the entire ocean ecosystem. And the WDC will email a challenge each month to help me out.