Amy Lou Jenkins, author of EVERY NATURAL FACT: FIVE SEASONS OF OPEN-AIR PARENTING, explores the dichotomy of modern life and a desire to live lightly on the land.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Easy action for good: Skip the straw
Marine debris is a massive problem in our ocean. So big, it can feel overwhelming (trust me, I know!). But the good news is that you and I can help stem the tide of trash entering our ocean, by making simple changes in our day-to-day lives.
One of the easiest ways to combat plastic pollution? Skip the straw.
At last year’s International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers picked up hundreds of thousands of straws and stirrers, making straws one of the top ten items found—sadly this is true year after year. Straws are eaten by sea turtles and seabirds, and have even been discovered stuck in the nares (nostrils) of turtles.
Take action to help the ocean today. Text “straw” to 91990 and pledge to Skip the Straw next time you go out to eat!
Together 25,000 people can save 5 million plastic straws from entering the ocean and filling the landfills in just one year.
Straws are one of the most easily preventable pieces of marine trash. Next time you’re at a restaurant, just ask the server to “Skip the Straw”, and encourage your friends to do the same! And if you really can’t enjoy your drink without it, try one of the many reusable or biodegradable straws out there.
It couldn’t be easier! Text “straw” to 91990 to take the pledge.
Marine debris may be an overwhelming problem, but together we can make a BIG difference.
Pledge to Skip the Straw today and text “straw” to 91990! The ocean, and the animals who rely on it, will thank you.