Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach, Fl-When we did yesterdays post we had no idea at the size of this movement and that it has been around for a few years. A quick Google search of “Straws By Request Only” returned about 3,180,000 results (0.34 seconds).
Nationwide activists, citizens and business seem to be working together to accomplish “Straws By Request Only”.
So come on Deerfield Beach stores, restaurants, bars, hotels, gas stations and, c-stores we can all do our part by limiting straws to
only those who request them.
From William Browadway-
Plastic drinking straw and a sea turtle meet. If we can cut off the street lights during nesting season, is it too much to ask local restaurants and bars to stop serving plastic straws?
Many of them end up on the Beach and/or in the Ocean and never break down. You can drink out of the glass, and if you can’t trust the cleanliness of the place you are drinking, why are you there?
Next time you order a drink, please say No Straw. Eventually, establishments will quit buying them, or just go somewhere that doesn’t have them. Just my 2 cents. 💖🐢 #StopSucking #GoStrawless #Biodegrade
The Last Plastic Straw
The Last Plastic Straw is a project of Plastic Pollution Coalition. Did you know? 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 and Plastic Pollution Coalition are building momentum around a worldwide movement, so plastic straws become a relic of the past. In the short term, we work with our Coalition to encourage eateries to no longer automatically give plastic straws; we educate individuals to refuse plastic straws and spread the “straw free” message; and we work to change local regulation to stop this unnecessary plastic pollution.
In the long run, this collective engagement around the gateway issue of plastic straws will meaningfully shift the way individuals and businesses think about plastic pollution – and about our society’s disposable culture on a larger scale.
The OneLessStraw pledge campaign strives to educate the public about the dangers of single use plastic straws, its effects on our health, our environment, and our oceans.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Each year 100,000 marine animals and over 1 million sea birds die from ingesting plastic.
Every day we use 500,000,000 plastic straws. That’s enough straws to fill 46,400 large school buses PER YEAR!
U.S. Consumption is equal to enough plastic straws to wrap around the earth’s circumference 2.5 times daily.