One of the biggest problems with pollution in the oceans other than oil spills has been plastic. With the amount of plastic not being properly disposed of, it gets into the oceans which leads to marine life as well as birds eating or ingesting it causing them to get sick, or even be killed from what they’re eating. Britain is one country wanting to take a stand against that, and they are working on banning plastic straws throughout the country. They have also asked countries such as Canada to join in on the ban.
There are alternatives to plastic straws, one of which is growing more and more in popularity: metal straws. Some restaurants have opted for this choice as it cuts down plastic that they are using. Another option like what McDonald’s in Britain has switched to is straws that are made from paper.