Americans use 500 million straws a day; enough to fill Yankee Stadium over 9 times in a year!

June 7, 2017

Even the smallest change can make a big difference.


SCS is reaching out by providing regular tips to encourage more sustainable practices you can use at work and at home.

Do you really need to use a drinking straw? With most beverages, probably not! Make this one change and help America reduce the amount of plastic going into our landfills.

Spend 43 seconds listening to a radio-KRCB broadcast to learn why it is important to make the change and about Sip-it-Sonoma, a county-wide campaign taking one step at a time to reduce the amount of waste recycled or disposed of in landfills.


  • Use a straw only when you must
  • If you must, use a paper straw
  • If ordering a drink, tell your server “no straw, please”
  • Encourage your family and friends to make the change too.

Click to the  Sip-it-Sonoma Campaign or learn more about Zero Waste Planning.



Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am
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