We use 500 Million Plastic Straws Every Day in the U.S.
Many of those plastic straws end up in our oceans, polluting the water and harming sea life.
If we don’t act now, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
One small change can have a big impact: #StopSucking on single-use plastic straws.
2017 is the year to create a global movement with measurable impact - YOU can be a part of the change. Accept our challenge to #StopSucking and then challenge your favorite restaurant, bar, coffee shop or venue to join the movement.
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Since I picked up a camera I wanted my photos to be a tool to bring people closer to the ocean. The sea was my first canvas & water is still my favorite subject. At times it can be overwhelming to think of how we can give back to it & the creatures that call it home. It's often through smallest actions that big changes are made. . I got a text from my good buddy @ladzinski to #stopsucking... which felt standard pretty given Keith's sense of humor. Literally one of the funniest dudes I know. He explained this campaign to bring public awareness to the excessive and wasteful use of plastic straws. The @lonelywhale strawlessocean.org campaign . If it sounds crazy please take this into consideration: Every single day, Americans alone use over 500 MILLION straws. All that plastic, for 1 measly drink at a time, becomes garbage- much of which ends up in the ocean, landfills and even micro fragments in our drinking water. It's sadly true and completely fixable. I've seen straws on the most remote beaches of the planet.. plastic doesn't discriminate.. it is everywhere. A minor conscience effort can make a difference. Big change can be achieved through small efforts, if we all made this small choice to simply avoid using plastic straws it would go a long way. I'm challenging my friend @renan_ozturk next to not suck 🤙🏻 ( might as well challenge his wife @taylorfreesolo the same 😅)
@LonelyWhale and @AdrianGrenier challenged me to #StopSucking. I've been sucking for 34 years!!! 🙈 I accept, and I challenge @coryrichards to join me! The polar bears, all other marine mammals AND all the fish will thank you 🙏🏼 Americans alone use 500 MILLION plastic straws everyday, many of which end up in the ocean. If we continue at this rate, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. #StopSucking and learn more👉🏼strawlessocean.org 👈🏼 (the straw in my cup is bamboo and reusable! A great alternative) Thanks to the beautiful @inna.shnayder shnayder for your art direction and camera skilzzzz 😘