Let’s Go Straw Less

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“Let’s Go Straw Less Event/Initiative”

“Hundreds of turtles, dolphins and whales become stranded every year on Thailand’s beaches after plastic impedes their mobility or clogs their insides. Some are lifeless on arrival, biologists say, and their deaths barely register with the public.”


On July 9, 2018, Starbucks announced that it would be eliminating straws globally by 2020. I propose through planning, marketing initiatives and grass roots events, that we aim to be environmentally conscious in doing the same across all the dining halls and commissaries on campus. One straw at a time, we can create awareness and moral consciousness in eliminating plastic from our landfills and oceans. These waste reduction initiatives will create and sustain a better place for The University of Michigan and the world.