The Last Straw

Every piece of plastic ever made is still on this planet in some form. Since we know that single use plastic is filling our landfills and clogging our oceans, it’s time to start considering the long-term impact of our behaviors — and teaching our kids to do the same. Giving up plastic completely is daunting so start small by saying no to plastic straws.
Step 1
Take the “OneLessStraw Pledge.” This nonprofit organization was founded by two kids on a mission to cut plastic straw usage worldwide. You get to choose how much to donate for every plastic straw used — or accepted — during the next 30 days. The bigger the number, the easier it will be to break your straw addiction.
Step 2
Do the change by saying ‘no’ to straws. Many servers are trained to automatically give you a straw with your drink. Get in the habit of asking for your drink without a straw when you order.
Step 3
If you simply can’t live without a straw, hop online to order a set of reusable stainless steel straws. These durable straws are easy to clean with a scrub brush and are dishwasher friendly. If you prefer a straw suitable for hot liquids or ones which do not have a metallic taste, consider glass straws. Either way, be sure to keep a stash of reusable straws in your car or purse for use on the go.
Step 4
Let your family to become part of the solution. If your kids are inspired (and they will be), encourage them to spread the word about the OneLessStraw Pledge.
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