As we know, plastic straws can take hundreds of years to fully decompose, lasting for up to 200 years in a landfill. In the United States, it’s estimated that Americans dispose of 500 million straws each day. A recent study shows that 8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away each year in the U.K. Most of these straws end up in the ocean – one 2017 study estimated that as many as 8.3 billion plastic straws are polluting the world’s beaches, where they break into smaller microplastics that end up being ingested by fish and marine life.
What are you doing with many used straws?
Don’t worry about that problem! We have a useful way to solve this issue that we recycled the used straws into a DIY bunch of flowers. Let's transform them into a beautiful vase of plastic lavender flowers. 5 steps to make DIY lavender flowers:
Step 1: Collecting all used purple plastic straws and one vase.
Step 2: Cutting small pieces on the body of straw (Note: Do not cut into independent pieces)
Step 3: Rolling the straw in the stalk of zinc.
Step 4: You insert the scissors inside and cut along the green straw. Then flattening the piece of straw and trimming it into a leaf.
Step 5: Sticking the lavender branch and leaf together with glue. Finally, you put them in the prepared vase and decorate according to your imagination.