Every week, we’ll send you inspiration for change, so you have more understanding on ” why we’re doing the week’s challenge. This week, our inspiration starts with McDonald's UK and the Queen of England.
What do they have in common?
That’s right, all royal estates will be free of straws and plastic bottles, thanks to a rare royal decree issued by Queen Elizabeth II herself. Several British corporations — including McDonald’s UK— have also banned plastic straws.
The United States goes through
over 500 million plastic straws every day
, along with hundreds of millions of other single-use plastic products. Plastic straws kill marine life, never decomposing completely, but instead breaking into bits of microplastics which eventually enter the food chain.