Meet the Kid Who Came Up With the 500 Million Straws Statistic

Meet the Kid Who Came Up With the 500 Million Straws

Some scientists estimate there are 7.5 million plastic straws polluting U.S. shorelines, and anywhere from 437 million to 8.3 billion plastic straws on shorelines around the world.

Meet the kid behind the ‘500 million plastic straws’ a day

The 17-year-old Shelburne, Vt., resident is the person behind the much-referenced statistic that 500 million plastic straws are used in the United States every day.

Anti straw movement based on unverified statistic of 500

Jul 19, 2018 · Watch video · It’s all based on one 9-year-old’s suspect statistic Nine-year-old Milo Cress launched a campaign to ditch plastic straws in 2011 propelled by an unverified figure. Now it’s turned into a …

A Kid Sparked the Left’s Campaign Against Plastic Straws

At any rate, 500 million straws per day supposedly, and the formula to arrive at this number was created by a fourth grader, a 9-year-old in 2011. Quote, “That figure has been cited widely

The Kid Behind ‘500 Million Plastic Straws’ a Day

Now, 17-year-old Cress is the person behind the popular statistic that 500 million plastic straws are used in the U.S. every day.

How a 9-Year-Old Boy’s Statistic Shaped a Debate on Straws

Jul 19, 2018 · If you’ve read a recent article about Starbucks, Marriott or Seattle banning plastic straws, you might have come across a striking statistic: Americans use about 500 million straws each day.

economics – Do Americans use 500 million straws per day

CNN claims that Americans use 500 million straws per day. Every day, Americans throw away 500 million plastic straws, enough to circle the Earth twice, or fill 125 school buses. Other sources claim this too ( …

One Child’s Outsized Influence On The Debate Over Plastic

So has NPR. That figure is suspect. Polls about straws conducted by market researchers range from 170-390 million. Milo Cress came up with that 500 million tally. He was 9 years old at the time.

One Child’s Outsized Influence On The Debate Over Plastic

Jul 22, 2018 · At the center of these conversations is a statistic: Each day, Americans use an estimated 500 million straws.

One Child’s Outsized Influence On The Debate Over Plastic

The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN and Time magazine have all reported that Americans throw away 500 million plastic straws every day.

The Elementary School Origins of the Jihad Against Plastic

Young Milo came up with the outlandishly improbable 500 million straws per day stat himself. Adult moonbats ran with it. As a result, straws will probably be illegal soon.

500 Million Straws per Day? – Google Groups

500 Million Straws per Day? Showing 1-16 of 16 messages. 500 Million Straws per Day? Howard: Even looking up «straw man sucks» doesn’t come up with any punning examples, with one having the misspelling «man sucking p*ssy until Do you all realize that the 500 million came from a science project done when he was 9 years old? He just

A Kid Sparked the Left’s Campaign Against Plastic Straws

The popular statistic that claims 500 million plastic straws are used in America every day, 500 million plastic straws. Now, the population of the country is a little over, what, 290, 300 million, somewhere around there, and I don’t know about you, but I do not use plastic straws.

Dori: Justification for plastic straw ban came from 10

When pushing for the plastic straw ban, Seattle politicians told residents that 500 million plastic straws are used in the U.S. per day. Dori exposes where that false statistic actually came from.