Grades of Green partners with One More Generation!

One More Generation is a non-profit focused on animal conservation and environmental stewardship founded by two young and talented students, Carter and Olivia. With their recently launched One Less Straw pledge, the non-profit tackles the issue of straw usage. The pledge brings awareness to the severe damage that these innocuous utensils unleash into our oceans. In the United States of America alone, consumers use 500,000,000 straws daily, often going un-recycled and thrown into landfills. Like most plastics, straws are not easily biodegradable, but they also have the added danger of harming animals. Aquatic animals are especially susceptible to straws as they can suffocate on plastics while feeding. Make it part of your New Year’s resolutions to remove straws from your daily life!

Furthermore, SimplyStraws is partnering with One More Generation and offering coupons for a free, reusable glass straw to those who pledge. Sturdy, reusable, and easy to clean glass straws are an excellent alternative to help participants replace their harmful plastic straw habits.

Individuals, businesses, and schools can commit to using less straws and sign up for the One Less Straw campaign here.

Let’s start off 2018 right and reduce our straw usage!