Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Stop Using Plastic Straws and Make a HUGE Impact!

Earth Day is almost upon us, and our friends over at UKonserve have some interesting facts and products to share with you!

plastic  straws

factAmericans use 500 million plastic straws every day. Placed end to end, the number of disposable straws used in the U.S. in the past four days could reach the moon. We also use enough to fill over 125 school buses with plastic straws every day—that’s 46,000 school buses every year full of straws.

resuable strwasSolution
Help eliminate plastic straws from the waste stream: single-use straws and use our stainless steel alternative. One reusable straw can replace thousands of throwaways. Our friends at UKonserve have a great reuseable straw 2 pack- check it out and make a BIG impact, with a small change!

cool the earth banner Just in time for Earth Day, we’d like to share with you an innovative free app offered by our non-profit partner, Cool the Earth. Koda Quest is an app for smartphones and tablets that engages kids, ages 5-10, in taking missions to reduce energy and waste. We think eco-friendly parents will appreciate having an app that instills green habits at home. If you’re looking for something meaningful for your kids to do on Earth Day, try Koda Quest in the Apple App Store or Google Play.


  1. My family does use stainless steel straws and even glass straws. It is wonderful to wash them or put them in the dishwasher to use again.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

  2. this is good to know - I had seen glass straws, but thought they could be unsafe - this is perfect!!!


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