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It Starts With a Straw

plastic litterThe Earth is drowning in plastic, especially the disposable, single-use kind—bags, bottles, cutlery and straws. A whopping 500 million plastic straws are used in the United States alone EVERY SINGLE DAY. Much of this petroleum-based material ends up as toxic litter in our streams, rivers, oceans, even the Chesapeake Bay.

We’re helping to change that. In 2018, we launched our Don’tSuck. #SipResponsibly campaign during Annapolis Restaurant Week. Today, more than 30 restaurants partner with us to minimize and eventually eliminate the use of plastic straws.

We’ve broadened that campaign to include a multitude of single-use plastics that end up as toxic pollution in our waterways. Now called It Starts with a Straw, this bold, more expansive initiative calls upon and empowers us all to reduce our use of disposable plastic. Discover how you can reduce your plastic footprint at It Starts with a Straw.


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Annapolis Green

We connect, inform, and inspire Annapolis area residents, organizations, and businesses to care for the environment, live more responsibly, create a more beautiful, thriving community, and have fun!

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