hold the straw
One way you can help is using reusable straws and keeping them with you whenever you go out. You never know when you'll need to go through a fast food restaurant to get something to eat or drink. When someone is handing a drink to you, you can simply say, "Hold the straw please". You might get a weird look, but if they see your reusable straws, you could inspire them to use reusable straws too! And remember to not get a plastic lid. They are just as bad as plastic straws!
Pick up trash
Another way you can help is by picking up trash at the beach. This may sound like a boring, stinky, miserable job, but it can actually be turned into a really fun game! You can race to see who can get the most pieces of trash, or who can get the weirdest piece of trash! Plus, if you have a favorite sea animal, you could be saving their lives! After all, 1,000,000 sea birds and 100,000 marine animals die every year because of plastic waste.
sign and share
My final way you can help is signing and sharing my petition. This will help show Disney that having plastic straws at their parks is wrong! They already have buses that run on biodegradable fuel at Disney World, so this would be a small change that wouldn't even affect their budget. If they didn't buy plastic lids and they bought paper straws, which only cost one cent more than plastic straws, they could be saving or paying the same amount of money, depending on how much plastic lids cost. By Disney doing this, it could persuade other big companies to buy paper straws too!