We are 7th graders from Windward School in Los Angeles. As apart of a challenged base learning project in our science class, we are working to help solve the problem of single use plastic being littered into the ocean. We are all passionate about the ocean and California's pretty beaches and want to do as much as possible to help mitigate this nation wide problem. After digging deeper into the single-use plastic problem, we discovered that in the US, we use over 500 million plastic straws every day and most end up in the ocean. Frustrated and shocked, our team wants to make a difference. We are going to work in our community to make a change. In our school we are going to try and replace plastic single use straws with renewable straws.