#SkipTheStrawWellesley –

Thank you to those who have already have signed up to talk to some local restaurants. There are a few left so please take a look at this list and jump in where you can.

Here are #SkipTheStrawWellesley Talking Points and another leave behind you can use when speaking with restaurant managers about lessening their footprints. Might be best to make time in advance to meet with them on their non busy hours.

Finally, please use this form for EACH restaurant you meet with so we can keep track of the progress we are making around town.

We are taking on this project because… 500 million plastic straws are thrown away every day in the US according to 5 Gyres, a global health non-profit. To understand it, that’s 46,400 school buses every year! It is an average of 1.6 straws per person per day. That’s 175 billion a year filtering into landfills and littering our waterways and oceans. To learn more see this unbelievable fact sheet on it.

Here is a information on states and countries that have plastic bans, tax on plastic, ban it, etc. so you know we are part of a bigger movement. Thanks to Wayne for compiling this info!

Restaurants are welcome to use this logo as well!