How much do plastic straws contribute to pollution?

Countries and cities are taking a look at banning stirrers and straws in hopes of fixing the world contamination issue. The issue is so big, however, that scientists state that is not enough.

Australian scientists Denise Hardesty and Chris Wilcox quote, with garbage accumulated on U.S. coastlines throughout cleanups more than five decades, there are almost 7.5 million plastic straws lying about America's shorelines. They guess this implies 437 million to 8.3 billion plastic straws have been around the whole planet's coastlines.

But that number that is massive looks small once you look at of the garbage. University of Georgia ecological engineering scientist Jenna Jambeck computes that almost 9 million tons (8 billion metric tons) wind up in the planet's oceans and coastlines every calendar year, according to 2010, based on her 2015 research from the journal Science.

That in and close seas. Each year over 35 million tons (31.9 million metric tons) of plastic contamination a…