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Reef Check Joins Campaign Against Plastic Straws


2017-07-20

Reef Check Foundation has just signed up as a partner to the OneLessStraw Campaign, begun by One More Generation founders Olivia (age 14) and her brother Carter (age 16), with the goal of cleaning up our environment and educating people on the harm of using single use plastic straws. 

Americans use an estimated 500,000,000 plastic straws every single day, equivalent to 1.6 straws for every man, woman and child living in this country every single day.  Many of these end up in our oceans.  Since the launch of the campaign over 3,000 people from over 44 countries around the world have signed their online pledge form promising not to use a single-use plastic straw for at least 30 days.

 Reef Check joins almost 300 partners from around the world including schools, restaurants, resorts, zoos and aquariums.  One partner, Simply Straws, has offered to send everyone who signs the OneLessStraw pledge a coupon for a free glass reusable drinking straw (excluding postage) to help them stay plastic-straw-free forever.  OneLessStraw also offers campaign buttons to schools and restaurants that agree to sign the pledge, as well, to share with students and customers.