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Achtung! In diesem Beitrag von Greenpeace über Plastikverschmutzung in den Meeren ist ein sehr blutiges Video von einer Schildkröte eingebaut, das zeigt wie unter Qualen ein Strohhalm aus dem Nasenloch des Tiers herausgezogen werden muss. Nichts für schwache Nerven!

Greenpeace, 10.03.2019, Autorin: Ariana Densham

Millions of straws are used every day around the world. Many of these are used for just a few minutes, then are simply thrown away. In fact plastic straws are one of the top 10 items found in beach clean ups.

I’ve seen this for myself. When I was in the Philippines last year, I collected more than 50 straws from a small area of a beach in just 20 minutes.

In the ocean, plastic does not biodegrade. Instead it just breaks down into smaller pieces over hundreds of years, and it’s impossible to clean up. With up to 12 million tonnes of plastic clogging up the oceans every year, it’s no wonder wildlife is facing the brunt of the impacts.

More than 10 million people have seen this video of a sea turtle with a straw stuck up its nostril:

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It’s distressing watching, but also a grim reminder of the impacts of the plastic we throw away.

Plastic bags and toothbrushes have also been found inside the stomachs of sea turtles – in fact, 1 in 3 sea turtles have eaten marine plastic.

Not only are straws made from fossil fuels (which unnecessarily contributes to climate change) but they are also completely unnecessary for most people!

Next time you’re at a bar, ask for your drink without a straw and at home, keep a reusable one on hand. […]

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