Kick the plastic to the curb instead of into our oceans!
As a Certified Ocean Friendly Restaurant by our friends at the Surfrider Foundation, we make an effort year-round to support the protection of our ocean, waves & beaches by committing to a “straws only upon request” policy. In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, we thought we’d share why taking this pledge is so important!
Sometimes we take for granted just how darn spectacular our planet earth is. Although life as we know it has only existed on earth 150-200 million years, the earth itself is almost 5 billion years old. Respect your elders, right?!
And 70% of the earth’s surface is covered in water—and as of today, Earth is the only known planet with liquid water on it’s surface. Unfortunately, we don’t do a great job as a whole to protect it. Did you know that there are:
And STRAWS are one of the biggest contributors to this mass of plastic waste—there are 500 million straws being used in the US alone every single day! That daily total is enough to wrap around the earth 2.5 times per day—and a majority of those are not recycled.
On the first earth day in 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets in all sorts of civic gatherings, including protests, demonstrations, fundraisers, nature walks, speeches, concerts. All we’re asking for on this 2018 earth day, is to kick the straw habit and have that happy hour cocktail plastic-free. That’s what the salted rim on your marg is for anyway, right?!
So raise your strawless glass and say it with us now, STRAWS SUCK!