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U•Konserve & Friends Switch The Straw Once And For All

 September 30, 2016

As our campaign to switch the straw draws to a close, we are filled with gratitude. Thank you to our partners and wonderful community who shared the message and posted pictures of how they switch the straw. We’d like to finish the month by highlighting more partners and community members who advocate for switching the…Read the full article

How Straws Affect Animals and Ecosystems

 September 23, 2016

Considering more than 90 percent of all trash floating in the world’s oceans is plastic, it’s logical that plastic accounts for the most harmful man-made items in the ocean. But what we often forget is that animals are ingesting this plastic waste every day, especially straws. Many marine biologists, photographers, and sea lovers have captured the impact…Read the full article

Artists Changing The Way We See Single-Use Plastic

 September 20, 2016

Today nearly every person on the planet comes into contact with some form of plastic packaging on a daily basis. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, worldwide use of plastic has increased 20 times in the past 50 years, and it is expected to double in the next 20 years. While many companies and organizations focus on plastic waste facts to raise…Read the full article

Organizations Who Are Changing The Way We See Straws

 September 16, 2016

For the month of September, we’ve partnered with many impressive organizations to spread the #SwitchtheStraw message. These organizations feel just as passionate about reusable straws as we do! Below are a few like-minded campaigns supporting the movement to eliminate plastic straws: The Last Plastic Straw The Last Plastic Straw’s main focus is to educate the public on disposable plastics and the harm…Read the full article

Understanding the Lifecycle of Plastic Straws

 September 13, 2016

This month we are focusing our efforts on the impact of plastic straws on the environment. Daily, 500 million single-use straws are used in the United States alone, enough to fill 127 school buses. Understanding how plastic straws impact you is just as important as understanding the impact they have on the environment. How plastic straws…Read the full article

Five Reasons to Switch the Straw (Infographic)

 September 8, 2016

Similar to disposable plastic bags, plastic straws are used for only a few minutes, but remain in the environment forever. They end up on our beaches and in our oceans. They become a hazard to animals and ecosystems. Now is the time to switch the straw and choose reusable straws or go without. This month we…Read the full article

Drink Ideas for Work, School and Home (without the plastic straw)

 September 5, 2016

One reusable straw can save thousands of plastic straws from polluting our oceans and landfills. This September, we are providing ways you can switch the straw from plastic to reusable. Today we have some of our favorite straw-free drink ideas to make at home instead of purchasing on the go. Infused Spa Water (without the…Read the full article

It’s Not Just a Straw, It’s a Movement

 September 1, 2016

Today, 500 Million plastic drinking straws were used . Eventually, they pile on top of other non-biodegradable items contribute to a problem that we can’t solve overnight. A plastic straw is a standard at any fast food chain, and many sit-down restaurants automatically serve them in drinks. People use them at home and never think…Read the full article