Did you know that they banned straws in California? They did this to prevent the ocean life from harm. When people are done using their garbage, most of it goes into the ocean. To this day many people and even volunteers are working on a solution to prevent this from happening, such as creating machines that collect plastic and give you change back. It is important to keep the ocean life from harm; plastic should be recycled and reused to keep it out of the ocean. Unfortunately, plastic is still a huge part of the ocean to this day. According to a research study, every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean. Instead of banning straws in different states, every state needs to stop making plastic straws and make reusable straws that are environment friendly. Not everyone will stop using straws, it has been here in America for hundreds of years. Keep our straws, but change the way they are made.