In the US, 500 million straws go to landfills every day according to the Be Straw Free Campaign. That’s enough straws to fill 127 school buses daily! For an item that is only used for a few minutes as we sip our favorite drinks, this is an incredible amount of waste. Starting today, I will ask for drinks without straws at restaurants and bars. Also, I will e-mail my 10 favorite restaurants and ask them to adopt an offer first policy.
I also found out that Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, and a handful of other national parks run by Xanterra have gone straw free. Can’t wait to check this out for myself when I go to the Wild Wild West later this summer.