Did you know that every day, Americans use over 500 million straws? That’s enough plastic waste to fill a school bus 125 times a day! Not only do these straws end up on our streets beaches, but they are also made of Polypropylene (#5), a type of plastic which most cities can’t recycle. This summer, Grades of Green is partnering with Heal the Bay to encourage individuals to go strawless and businesses to only offer straws upon request. This simple change can have a huge impact on the plastic pollution that ends up in our beaches and in the stomachs of marine wildlife. Join us this summer and take the pledge to be straw free – and don’t forget to share a picture of your #strawlesssummer on social media with us!