Worst types of litter: Plastic straws not even in the top 5

USA TODAY

Plastic straws aren't the only environmental contaminants missing the trash can, or, rather, the recycling bin.

USA TODAY
Aug. 9, 2018
By Ashley May

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.

The national nonprofit works with more than 600 community-based affiliates and organizations to end litter.

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