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Plastic Straws Are Declining

Plastic Straws Sold in 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Hawaii 2 billion 3 billion 5 billion 4 billion 500 million 320 million 100 million 0 (banned)
Continental US 600 billion 940 billion 870 billion 450 bllion 300 billion 949 million 800 million 600 million
Japan 300 billion 270 billion 196 billion 780 million 640 million 380 million 200 million 86 million

We work hard so that our customers can contribute to the sharp decline in the purchase in plastic straws of the past few years. We support efforts, like the bill passed in the state of Hawaii to ban the sales of not only plastic straws, but also one-use plastic which includes unstils.


The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is taking over the Pacific Ocean, as you can see here, which is why we want to extend our efforts to higher levels of prevention and more extensive clean-up.

Check out National Geographic website for more information: "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is litter that ends up in the ocean, seas, and other large bodies of water." -National Geographic