Only in the past twenty years have people come to expect plastic straws in every drink: an example of extreme waste being generated for minimal convenience. These short-lived tools are usually dropped into a garbage can with no further thought, instantly becoming a source of plastic pollution.
What can you do?
- Simply request “no plastic straw” at bars, cafes, and restaurants and join us in the global movement to eliminate plastic straws from our landfills, our waterways, our oceans, and our beaches.
- Reach out to local eateries in your neighborhood or town and ask them to change their protocol to “only serve straws upon request or switch or low cost paper straws
- Encourage these eateries to make the change to non-plastic straw options – like paper, rye wheat, glass, or stainless steel – if diners do request a straw.
Have you had your last plastic straw?