Used once and tossed, billions of non-recyclable plastic straws wind up in landfills, littering streets, and finding their way to oceans. Plastic straws are the fifth most-collected item at beach cleanups behind bottle caps, wrappers, and cigarette butts. The images of a sea turtle with a plastic straw in its nose has toured the world, signaling cause for alarm. Through interviews with researchers, artists, citizen activists, and business owners comes a call for concrete change. Narrated by Tim Robbins.