A Plea to 'Be Straw Free'

Milo Cress, a fourth-grader from Burlington, Vermont, is encouraging all of us to say, “No straw, please” next time we eat out. The nine-year old is the founder of the BeStrawFree Project which focuses on cutting down on the five hundred million disposable straws American use every day. Milo's encouraging restaurants to ask customers if they would like a straw instead of putting one in every drink, but you can be proactive and let your server know you'd prefer your drink without a straw. At home, if you really want to use a straw, there are reusable steel, glass, and bamboo options available.

Hats off to Milo for bringing awareness to a very simple action we can all take to be greener.

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