It’s not only a Plastic Straw, it is a straw made of plastic like so many other products made of plastic, this straw is not the worst sinner, but it is a sinner and we have to do something about the Pollution,
also if it’s only a Plastic Straw.
Are plastic straws really all that bad?
Well, like anything else that a person uses once and then promptly throws in the garbage, they’re certainly not great — even if they look like an innocent, whimsical twisty straw. Because they’re made of relatively thin material, straws break down into smaller plastic particles known as microplastics more quickly. They’re also not easily recyclable in most facilities. According to EcoCycle, roughly 500 million disposable straws are used by Americans daily. (That figure has been criticized; presumably in response to this accusation, EcoCycle’s website notes in its FAQ, “Some environmental groups we talked to told us they believe this estimate to be low.”) Straws were ranked the seventh most common piece of trash collected in 2017 on global beaches by volunteer cleanup crews associated with the Ocean Conservancy, a marine environmental advocacy group.