Dell Pledges to Eliminate Plastic Straws This World Oceans Day

female surfer paddles through plastic cups and straws floating in the ocean

It’s hot here in Central Texas. Like 100°F hot (about 38°C). And while we sweat our way between air-conditioned locations, we’ll probably grab an ice cold beverage. You have to stay hydrated after all. And it’s a pretty good bet that drink will arrive with a plastic straw. Straws with your iced coffee. Straws next to the drink machine. Straws with a glass of water at a restaurant. Straws straws straws. Every day in the United States we use an estimated 500 million single-use plastic straws. Let that sink in. Now imagine 127 school buses full of plastic straws. Or … READ MORE