Community Spotlight: Congruent Digital Commits to Going #StrawFree Brian Jensen, owner of Congruent Digital, sharing his passion for the ocean with his son. What does it take for someone to shift from passive observer to passionate advocate? In this Q&A we talk with Brian Jensen, the owner of Congruent Digital. Congruent Digital is [...]
Diana Lofflin, founder of a group called Straw Free, said the turtle video inspired her year-old organization. Her volunteers persuaded California’s Joshua Tree Music Festival to go straw-free in May. They also knock on the doors of Orange County, Calif., homeowners who grow bamboo to ask whether they can harvest a little and make reusable [...]
Alongside plastic bags, styrofoam and secondhand smoke, single-use plastic straws may be the next item to go extinct in Berkeley.
With an anti-straw proposal being floated by several members of the city council this week, the more-politically-correct-than-thou residents of this East Bay burg may soon join a statewide trend to get rid of the plastic tubes that help us all just suck it up.
Berkeley residents already paying a little more for their soda-taxed beverages may soon have to enjoy their drinks without the aid of an environmental menace: the plastic straw.
The StrawFree.org Team Tried to Go A Week Without Plastic Plastic is a problem. Our world has become one that lives, breathes, and eats (yes, eats) plastics. We use plastic for packaging, storage, clothes, hygiene, cooking, technology, the list goes on. It’s hard to think of an industry that doesn’t use plastic in some way, [...]
Students are never really taught how to protect the future of Earth. At least not at the lunch table. But there’s an inconspicuous agent in each person’s drink, one that’s also one of the most unassuming contributors to landfills: straws. Read Article
The ancient Sumerians, in creating the first straw, probably rejoiced at their ingenuity. But thousands of years later, straws are made of plastic, and they pose a danger to marine life. They have ended up in the noses of turtles, leading to, when humans intervene to help, painful removals. The animals often mistake plastic bags [...]
After voters passed a statewide ban on plastic bags in 2016, one group in Huntington Beach hopes to reduce the use of plastic straws. Straw Free wants to help clean up beaches and waterways across California by getting people to say no to plastic straws. Read Article
Huntington Beach-based StrawFree.org is hoping to make its city the first in Orange County to ban straws, which they say is one of the top 10 pieces of garbage polluting the ocean and not recycled by most municipalities. Read Article