Earth Day is Today! Orange You Glad?

Oranges For Earth Day

Here’s to Mother Earth and all that she produces for us!

A few days ago, I read an article about how plastic is harming the planet. Not a new concept. But this particular Boston.com article focused on how banning plastic straws is becoming more popular around the world. It’s not enough to solve the plastic problem on the planet, but it’s a start.

Australian scientists Denise Hardesty and Chris Wilcox estimate, using trash collected on U.S. coastlines during cleanups over five years, that there are nearly 7.5 million plastic straws lying around America’s shorelines. They figure that means 437 million to 8.3 billion plastic straws are on the entire world’s coastlines.

While I recycle and reuse, it’s not enough. I’m still contributing to the overall pollution problem on the earth. I have plastic straws at home and have to remember to buy paper straws next time. I don’t use many, mostly just when I have smoothies, but every bit counts!

Are you doing anything special to celebrate Earth Day?