Worst Types of Litter: Plastic Straws Not Even in the Top 5

By Ashley May, USA TODAY
Aug 14, 2018 10:30 AM ET
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Plastic straws aren't the only environmental contaminants missing the trash can, or, rather, the recycling bin. 

As companies such as Starbucks move away from plastic straws, environmental advocates say these items aren't the worst litter offender. 

"Straws are getting a lot of news, but on a volume basis, straws are literally … a drop in a bucket," Noah Ullman, CMO of Keep America Beautiful, told USA TODAY.

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