The Last Plastic Straw
Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the United States. In only the past twenty years, people have come to expect plastic straws in every drink, in 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.
The Last Plastic Straw initiative seeks to activate citizens through a grassroots campaign to encourage individuals to push for change in restaurant protocol and practices in their local communities around the world.
Watch the videos below
TAKE PERSONAL ACTION
Level 1: Make a personal commitment to say "no" to plastic straws. Whenever ordering a drink, politely request “no straw, please.” Encourage your friends and family to take the pledge, too!
You've got more power than you think. Want to take your impact even further? Use your own paper, glass, bamboo, or stainless steel straw instead, and start a conversation.
Level 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. Simply leave these informational cards with your bill!
Level 3: Encourage those eateries to make a change to non-plastic straw options – like paper, glass, or stainless steel – if diners do request a straw. We have a business-specific pledge for them to sign, too!
SIGN THE PLEDGE
Share by posting photo to Instagram with hashtags: #RefusePlasticStraws and #PlasticPollutes.
Thank you to Christine Figgener and Dr. Nathan J. Robinson for their important work and for making the original video to bring this important story to the world.
Our 'See Turtle' t-shirt was designed exclusively for PPC by an undergraduate student at Arizona State University, to help raise awareness about sea turtles and plastic pollution. Your purchase helps! Available in ladies, mens and youth sizes.
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