The plastic straw has become a huge problem for our environment and is killing our marine life and destroying our ecosystem. In the US alone, approximately 500 million plastic straws are being thrown away each day, most of which end up in landfills. Approximately 8.3 billion plastic straws are polluting our world’s beaches today. The paper straw is a great alternative to the plastic straw. They are fully biodegrade, decompose in 2-6 weeks, are very affordable and much safer for wildlife. In short, Choosing paper over plastic will greatly benefit our home.