Top Reasons to Go Plastic Straw Free
Plastic straws are given away at restaurants across the United States, often without the server giving the customer an option. This small action adds up to a big impact — everyday more than 500 million straws are thrown away in the US alone.
We believe the reason is a lack of awareness about the problem.
Please share the infographic on this page and take the pledge at the bottom of this page to refuse single use plastic straws.
Actions You Can Take
Step 1: Make a personal commitment to say “no” to plastic straws. Whenever ordering a drink, politely request “no straw, please.”
Step 2: Reach out to some local eateries in your neighborhood or town and ask them to change their protocol to only serve straws upon request.
Step 3: Encourage those eateries to make a change to non-plastic straw options – like paper or bamboo straw.