OUR GOAL

Straws no más.

Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used in the U.S. every day… and they will last for hundreds of thousands of years. More than 79% of all plastic waste ends up in landfills, or gets stuck in the natural world. As our nation is finding itself with too much plastic to recycle, straws are finding new homes in rivers, lakes and the ocean—clogging waterways and harming animals.

Every straw is part of the equation until we say, “no más.” Each straw used is a choice and that choice is yours. Single-use plastic straws should not be our legacy. As consumers, business leaders and global caretakers— we can make straws no más.

NO MORE STRAWS

CREDIT: Christine Figgener
and Dr. Nathan J. Robinson

THE FACTS

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HOW MANY STRAWS DO WE USE?

Americans use an estimated 500,000,000 straws every day.

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DO STRAWS DECOMPOSE?

Because straws don’t biodegrade and are nearly impossible to recycle, it’s likely that every straw ever used still exists on our planet.

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WHERE DO THEY END UP?

Roughly 19 billion pounds of plastic wind up in the oceans every year.

TAKE ACTION

Take the pledge to eliminate or reduce the use of single-use plastics such as straws!

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