Everyday in the US we use 500 MILLION plastic straws: it's enough to wrap around the Earth's circumference 2.5 TIMES A DAY!!
At Fillgood we think this is ridiculous: it's an unnecessary object that massively pollutes our oceans. We can get rid of it, there are better options!
The Last Plastic Straw Project
The Last Plastic Straw is a movement to eliminate single use plastic at the source and a project of Plastic Pollution Coalition. They provide all the resources and tools necessary to help people and businesses who'd like to join the movement and stop using plastic straws!
Why should we stop using plastic straws?
Plastic straws are NOT RECYCLABLE: they are too small and therefore have no value on the recycling market.
They end up in landfills or the oceans where they don't biodegrade. Instead, they slowly breakdown into micro-plastics and affect our health, our environment and our oceans.
Here's what you can do to stop that
Stop using straws or switch to stainless steel, bamboo or glass. Stainless steel and glass can last forever, bamboo will last about a year and is fully compostable. And they can all be cleaned with a brush. It's so much better than plastic!
Request "no straw please" when you order your drinks or bring your own, packed in a cute strawsleeve!
Talk about it with your favorite bars and restaurants. Ask them to serve straws on request only or to switch to a compostable or reusable option. You can even leave them this card so they can learn more on the campaign's website.