Why I don't use straws (one of many reasons).
Earlier today, Chris Figgener helped me to remove a 10 cm (4 in) plastic straw that was entirely embedded into the nostril of an olive ridley sea turtle. Lament...ably, this is a consequence of the world of single-use, non-biodegradable plastic that we currently live in.
There is a solution and it lies in our own decisions. Please say no to all single-use plastic. Every plastic straw, plastic bag, or plastic bottle that ends up in the oceans could mean the difference between life or death for any number of marine animals