Inspired by Milo Cress who started
Be Straw Free and
we are working to reduce plastic waste generated in Rhode Island.
Straws are unnecessary and the plastic from
which they are made do not degrade, polluting our environment and
causing harm to wildlife.
500 million straws
- 1.6 straws per person (in the US) per
- enough disposable straws to fill over
46,400 large school buses per year.
up, straw waste would
wrap around the the earth 2.5
to fill Yankee Stadium more than 9 times per year.
YOU can make a difference
- Don't use single use plastic straws.
Bring one with you and tell restaurants servers not to give you
- Stop by the Environmental Studies
Program Office Gaige 146, to pick up a reusable straw.
Be Straw Free
The Last Plastic Straw
A campaign to eliminate plastic straws