~ Why Skip The Straw?
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.
~ What can you do to reduce plastic in your life?
Bring re-usable bags and beverage containers.
Skip the plastic straw and bring your own take out containers
Choose produce and other items NOT wrapped in plastic
Try making cleaning and other products at home
Choose bar soaps and shampoos instead of those in bottles
Get dry cleaning in re-usable bags not disposables
Join the Zero Waste Challenge group on Facebook for more ideas and to share what works and what doesn't.
Here is Mellissa did to reduce plastic use in her families' life