Many assume that since rich countries produce the most plastic waste, they also contribute the most plastic waste to the ocean. In fact, the opposite is true. It is nearly 51x more likely that a plastic straw from India will be lodged in a turtle’s nose than one from a Starbucks in Seattle. And it’s 1,850x more likely that this straw came from the Philippines than from Spain.
With lots of trial and error, I’ve picked up a few habits during college that are second-nature to me now, but I know they have really added up to help the planet. Also, a lot of these have saved me money and time (and who doesn’t want that)!