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The Last Plastic Straw
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.
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.
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.