I pledge to not accept, buy or distribute single-use or heavy-weight reusable plastic straws. I pledge to use a metal or other reusable straw or just skip the straw. I pledge to inform waiters and bartenders at the time I place my order that I’d like my drink without a straw. I pledge to only accept a paper or other single-use, non-plastic straw if it’s absolutely necessary to consume the beverage.
Plastic straws cannot be recycled, yet our country uses 500 million a day. If you really feel the need to use a straw, please carry your own metal straw. They make excellent gifts and stocking stuffers and are a subtle and generous way to get your friends and loved ones to act more sustainably.