Strawless Newport
 
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A collaborative campaign to eliminate plastic straws in Newport, Rhode Island.

 
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THE MOVEMENT

Over 500 million plastic straws are used every day in the U.S. That’s enough to circle the earth 2.5 times.

In Newport, straws are among the top 10 items found during beach clean ups and can do so much harm to seabirds, turtles and other marine creatures. Clean Ocean Access, a local non-profit, has removed over 2,000 straws on our beaches in the past five years, while more than 650 have been collected by their marina trash skimmers in Newport Harbor in just eight months.

As an individual, refusing a single-use plastic straw in our bars and restaurants in Newport is the easiest and simplest way to take action today to address plastic pollution that is in our waters and on our beaches.

Learn more about the problem through Lonely Whale’s Strawless Ocean program.

 
 
 
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JOIN US

 
 
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TAKE ACTION

If you are a bar, restaurant or another establishment in Newport, Rhode Island make a commitment to stop offering plastic straws and stirrers. If people ask for a straw, offer a sustainable alternative.

*NOTE* Compostable plastic straws made of "bio materials" that require a compost facility are no better than regular plastic straws when they enter the marine environment. That's why we support the switch to paper straws or another sustainable alternative such as bamboo, stainless steel or glass.

 

 
 

As the owner/general manager of the establishment listed below, I’m voluntarily joining Strawless by the Sea to stop plastic pollution at the source! 

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Date that your last plastic straw was or will be used? *
Date that your last plastic straw was or will be used?
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STRAWLESS BY THE SEA IS COORDINATED BY:

 
 
 
 

SUPPORTING THE STRAWLESS OCEAN COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE POWERED BY LONELY WHALE

 

PARTNERS IN PROMOTION:

 

Interested in collaborating? strawlessnewport@gmail.com

Please consider supporting our campaign with a donation.

 

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