Take action against drinking straw pollution and challenge yourself and your friends to #StopSucking.

Strawless Ocean by The Lonely Whale Foundation

500 million plastic straws are used every day in the USA alone

A strawless ocean starts with you

Strawless Ocean (an initiative of the Lonely Whale Foundation)

What: Global campaign to end the use of single-use plastic straws

About: Plastic drinking straws are in the top 10 items found during beach clean ups. They cause harm to seabirds, turtles and other marine creatures. Most straws are too lightweight to make it through mechanical recycling sorters. They drop through sorting screens, are too small to separate. As a result, they get disposed of as rubbish and end up the ocean.

Say “NO” to drinking straws

In the USA alone, over 500 million plastic straws are used every day. Stawless Ocean believes refusing the single-use plastic straw is the easiest and simplest way for everyone to take action today to address plastic pollution. Get in the habit of asking for no straw before you even order a beverage, and be ready to tell your server why.

If we take the pledge to refuse single-use plastic straws we will see a significant decrease in the number of straws found during coastal cleanups.

The campaign is not anti-straw, just anti single-use plastic. There are many marine-friendly alternatives, such as straws made of paper, glass, steel, silicone, bamboo, metal and reed. Or of course just go strawless

Challenge someone to #stopsucking today

100 million+ plastic straws were removed from bars and restaurants in 2017. Keep this trend going by challenging a friend or your favourite bar, restaurant or coffee shop to join the movement and #StopSucking on plastic straws.

The campaign has helped support policy change in Seattle which has become the largest city in the USA to ban single-use plastic straws (July 2018).


The next step: Visit Strawless Ocean and #StopSucking today.
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