Did you take part in the 30 Days of Picking Up Litter challenge? Do you want a new thing to focus on to help reduce the personal waste you generate? Then sign up to participate in the “Don’t Let the Summer Suck” campaign to raise awareness around straw waste and encourage reduced use throughout Maryland from June through August 2018.
Individuals can pledge to order their drinks with no straw if able* throughout the summer, while businesses can pledge to have a “request only” policy. Share your efforts through posts and pictures on social media by tagging @TrashFreeMaryland, and using the #strawfreeMD hashtag. Restaurants will have access to resources and receive recognition for taking the straw-free step!
We hope you will join a movement to tackle trash in your neighborhood, and encourage a culture that not only values clean streets and waterways, but actively participates in the process. Grab your friends and family and stop sucking this summer!
Are you an individual who has taken the Surfrider Foundation – OC Chapter’s #StrawlessSummer pledge or Annapolis Green’s “Don’t Suck. #SipResponsibly” pledge? Feel free to pledge here as well, and include that in the comments! Our organizations are working together to collectively tackle trash pollution in Maryland.
*Some in the disabled community need straws. We plan to ensure any restaurant that takes the pledge to provide straws upon request only has straws available for those who need them.