National Skip the Straw Day
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day fourth of February, repeating indefinitely
Did you know that Americans use roughly 500 million disposable straws each day? Further, plastic straws are one of the top 10 items found during litter clean-ups. Wildlife consume plastic straws when they mistakenly think it is food. Do your part to reduce waste and protect wildlife and the environment by skipping straws today.
HOW TO OBSERVE
For most of us, the easiest way is to pick up the glass and tip it back like our parents taught us to do when we four or five. It may take some practice and maybe both hands. There are other fun, eco-friendly, healthy options.
- Bamboo straws are a renewable, reusable and biodegradable.
- Paper straws, while still disposable, are biodegradable and from a renewable source.
- Glass straws are coming in durable, colorful designs fit for a variety of beverages.
- Stainless steel straws are an option for those of us who like our cold drinks really cold!
Check out more tips and info on ditching disposable straws in our post.