Seeing Both Sides of the Plastic Straw Controversy
A few years ago, if you had asked me what it means to be eco-friendly, I would have given you the average answer: “Turning off your lights when you’re not using them and conserving water when possible. Being eco-friendly also includes recycling things made of plastic, glass, and aluminum.”
Fast-forward a couple of years later, and I now know that almost everything we do every day affects our environment. The things we order in the mail are usually wrapped in plastic. The lettuce from the salad I ate last night was genetically modified. It took hundreds of gallons of water to grow the cotton to make the T-shirt I’m wearing. These days, it is virtually impossible to live without impacting our planet. I’ve come to realize that an eco-friendly life is even harder to achieve when I’m disabled.
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