Why straws?

In case you were asking why not using plastic straws was one of my first changes, check out the video at this link: 

I just could no longer use a plastic straw knowing that it had the potential to cause so much pain to a wonderful creature like that. 


Now I use stainless steel straws, but I know of others who use glass straws. I take one with me whenever I leave the house, then I simply bring it home and pop it in the dishwasher. 

Here is the link to where I got my straws:

Stainless Steel Straw Set – Reusable Pack of 2 Curved & 2 Wider/ Straight Straws – For Smoothies, Coffee & Drinks – Cleaning Brush Included – Eco-Frie https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS88YOK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_I9JeR7krcudMx

I was also inspired by a story I read about a young boy who wanted to reduce the number of straws entering landfills and the ocean. He talked to every restaurant owner and asked their permission to place little table tent info cards asking patrons to tell their servers if they did not want a straw automatically put in their drinks. Every restaurant in his town agreed. The restaurants spent less money on straws and fewer straws were thrown in the trash. I call that a win-win for everyone! What a great idea!


Small steps can make big changes!

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