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Skip the Straw

An estimated 8 million tons of plastic enters our oceans every year. That’s enough plastic to have a full garbage truck dumping its contents into the ocean EVERY SINGLE MINUTE.

Here are some other scary stats about plastic pollution from the Ocean Conservancy:

  • Plastic kills 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals every year
  • 50% of sea turtles have ingested some form of plastic
  • Volunteers have found nearly 1 billion plastic straws and stirrers over the 30 years of international cleanups.
  • If nothing changes, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

Plastic straws and stirrers are a big part of the problem. In fact, they’re among the top ten items found at international beach cleanups!

By pledging to “Skip the Straw,” you’re making a personal, targeted promise to help keep that plastic out of our oceans.

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