How's your July going? Join us and over one million people worldwide participating in Plastic Free July! Plastic Pollution Coalition and The Last Plastic Straw challenge you to refuse single-use plastic during the month of July and beyond. Get started by saying no to plastic straws in your drink!
Only in the past twenty years have people come to expect plastic straws in every drink: 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.
What can you do?
Simply request "no plastic straw" at bars, cafes, and restaurants and join us in the global movement to eliminate plastic straws from our landfills, our waterways, our oceans, and our beaches.
Reach out to local eateries in your neighborhood or town and ask them to change their protocol to "only serve straws upon request." Simply download and print this PDF and ask them to try it for the month of July. You can also leave these informational cards with your bill!
Encourage these eateries to make the change to non-plastic straw options – like paper, rye wheat, glass, or stainless steel – if diners do request a straw. We have a business-specific pledge for them to sign, too.
Watch and share this NBC Nightly News segment on the no plastic straws movement with Jackie Nuñez, founder of The Last Plastic Straw.
Have you had your last plastic straw? Take the pledge!