Strawless in Seattle: How a major coastal city is tackling marine litter

//Strawless in Seattle: How a major coastal city is tackling marine litter

Strawless in Seattle: How a major coastal city is tackling marine litter

In July 2018, customers in Seattle – the largest city in the State of Washington, along the United States’ Pacific Coast – will have to ask for a biodegradable paper straw with their drink, or decide to go without it.

While it’s a small change, it has life-saving implications for the ocean. The so-called Emerald City had already banned plastic utensils and grocery bags, but decided to eliminate single-use plastic straws as well following a “Strawless in Seattle” campaign by the Lonely Whale Foundation, the non-profit founded by UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Adrian Grenier.

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By | April 24th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments