Will seaweed straws save our oceans?

From water bottles to toothbrushes, plastic is all around us. It is so wide spread many of us don’t think twice about buying, using, or tossing it. In 1907, Leo Baekeland invented Bakelite, the first synthetic plastic derived from fossil fuels. While Baekeland’s invention is viewed as the birth of plastics, it wasn’t until the first World War that plastic was popularized and used in a variety of industries from auto cars to…