Why should I stop using plastic straws now?

 City and state governments across the United States and around the world are banning the use of plastic straws. In the U.S. alone, up to 500 million straws are used daily, and many of them end up polluting our waterways and harming marine life. 

For personal use, there are a number of plastic alternatives (including glass straws) that can be used at home, at work, or in restaurants or cafes. Every individual has an impact on the environment, and choosing to stop using plastic straws is a personal choice that matters.

For business owners, switching now is an important step in corporate responsibility. Even if there isn't a ban in your area, switching now shows your customers, staff, and community that you're a leader who takes the single-use waste problem and plastic bans seriously.

Are plastic straws the biggest source of waste? No, but switching to a reusable straw option is a way to start the conversation about personal consumption, corporate responsibility, and sustainable alternatives.