Whenever you come to Costa Rica, you will find out that as you get into a restaurant, fruit juices are in order…. Real delicious fresh fruit juices… With them, a plastic straw, wrapped in a paper cover is put next to the clean glass.
None thinks about it. You are in a conversation, maybe laughing, maybe putting attention to the one speaking on the table… You open the paper wrap, and put the straw in the juice… And enjoy the delicious sweetness of fresh fruit.
Ten or fifteen minutes later, your food plates are retired, your glass is retired. The plastic straw in it is thrown to garbage.
And then another cycle begins… Never mind where garbage is going, the straw will hardly make it to a recycling area… Is not big enough. None thinks about washing it before throwing it to the can.
You used it for.. fifteen minutes maybe? Maybe less?
And Earth has to deal with it for… Yes! millions of years.
Let us tell you some facts about plastic straws and why is important to drink off the glass:
For us, at Camino Travel is quite important that our staff, tour guides and passengers know about this, as well as it is important that while in Costa Rica, the hotels and restaurants support our way to a strawfree World.
Please say no, when they bring you a plastic straw with your meal… It may make a life or death decisión on a beautiful and innocent bird’s life.
Written by Olga Sáenz-Carbonell for Camino Travel
Images from: http://www.choosetobestrawfree.com/