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National Skip the Straw Day

February 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm EST

February 25th is National Skip the Straw Day!

National Skip the Straw Day is an annual observance held on the fourth Friday of February that encourages people to reduce their use of single-use plastic straws. The goal of this day is to raise awareness about the negative impact of plastic straws on the environment, particularly on marine life.

Plastic straws are one of the most commonly found items in ocean debris and can cause significant harm to marine animals such as turtles, fish, and seabirds. They can become lodged in the animals’ throats or digestive tracts, causing injury or even death.

To participate in National Skip the Straw Day, individuals and businesses are encouraged to avoid using single-use plastic straws and switch to more sustainable alternatives, such as metal, bamboo, or paper straws. Some restaurants and cafes have also begun offering straws made from alternative materials or only providing straws upon request.

By skipping the straw, individuals can help reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in our oceans and protect the environment for future generations.

Happy National Skip the Straw Day !