The Last Plastic Straw

Encouraging Change in Restaurant Protocol and Local Communities

What is the Last Plastic Straw?

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.

  • Over 5,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the United States.
  • In only the past 20 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.

Take Personal Action

Stage 1:  Go Plastic Straw Free

  • 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!
  • Use your own paper, glass, bamboo, or stainless steel straw instead, and start a conversation.
  • ACTION:  Take the “No Plastic Straw Pledge”.

Stage 2:  Influence Businesses to Offer Straws Upon Request

Stage 3:  Influence Businesses to Offer Non-Plastic Straw Options

The Dolphin Quest Connection

  • Dolphin Quest has encouraged all Crew Members to take the “No Plastic Straw Pledge”.
  • Dolphin Quest has encouraged its partners to “serve straws upon request”.
  • Dolphin Quest has encouraged its partners to offer “non-plastic straw options”.