What’s the big deal about straws?
Did you know we use more than 500 million plastic straws each day? Since straws are too small to be recycled, they end up in the trash, more often in the ocean. Plastic straws are one of the top polluters on our beaches and can be extremely harmful to animals.
WHAT WE ARE DOING:
In an effort to reduce plastic waste, we provide biodegradable straws by request only. We also sell reusable bamboo straws.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
-You can refuse plastic straws! The next time you go to a coffee shop or restaurant, ask for no straw. Better yet, bring your own reusable mug to save even more plastic!
-When you order a drink say, “Without a straw, please!”
-Ask servers and restaurant owners to switch to a “straws on request” policy, rather than dropping off straws when they’re not asked for.
-If you need a straw, bring your own biodegradable paper (yes, they come from trees, but using paper straws represents a far lower environmental impact than plastic) or bamboo straws or reusable metal or glass versions.