STRAWS is a powerful documentary film about straws and other plastic pollution that inundate our waterways and oceans. The film entertains and inspires action. It illustrates how individuals, groups and business owners around the globe are reducing plastic straw use through education, outreach, policy development and utilization of non-plastic alternatives.
With colorful straw history animation and segments narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS is funny and accessible. The film provides an excellent hook for starting conversations about plastic pollution. It leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.
Five hundred million plastic straws are used and discarded every day in the United States alone. There is no recyclable plastic straw option and they do not decompose. These straws find their way into landfills or are littering our waterways and oceans. And this only represents a fraction of the entire plastic pollution problem our planet is facing.
Straws may seem small and insignificant on their own, but they add up and leave an impact on a global scale. Straws are such a simple thing to make a personal change about, and alternatives are readily available, such as paper, metal and bamboo. Once people become aware of the plastic straw problem, they naturally begin thinking more critically about single use plastics in general.
There’s a rising tide of individuals, businesses and public officials that are stepping up to be a part of the solution; and to help stop the use of plastic straws. STRAWS, the film, can amplify this movement and inspire a ripple effect, creating a sea of change around the world.
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