Did you know 500 Million plastic straws are used everyday in the United States? Many of those plastic straws end up in our oceans, polluting the water and harming sea life. If we don’t act now, by 2050 plastics in the ocean will outweigh the fish. 

Interested in becoming an advocate for paper straws? Contact to get set up! If you're an individual, join one of these awesome organizations to spread awareness for plastic pollution.

Plastic Pollution CoalitionPlastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of more than 1,200 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in 75 countries working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, waterways, the ocean, and the environment. 


Lonely Whale
Lonely Whale works with partners to develop data-driven campaigns that address systems issues and reconnect us to each other,  encouraging behavior change away from single-use plastic and toward a healthy, thriving ocean. Lonely Whale stands for community and caring, with the ocean and you at the heart of everything we do. Our journey begins with the story of the world's loneliest whale, Blue 52, and an incredible community of creatives, innovators, and big-picture thinkers. The one thing we all have in common? Our love for the ocean.

5 Gyres5 Gyres empowers action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education and adventure. Over 1,800 volunteer Ambassadors from around the world represent 5 Gyres in their efforts to create zero-waste and plastic-free communities wherever they are.
Impact Gravitas
impact.gravitas is a youth organization focused on increasing awareness and developing collaborative solutions to plastic pollution. There are over 86 million tons of plastic in the oceans and every year 8 million additional tons of plastic make their way into our oceans. Our mission is to create a comprehensive platform for solution generation to address the growing issue of plastic pollution.
Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.


Hannah Testa, Founder of Hannah4Change, has been an environmentalist activist most of her life.  Since the age of four, Hannah has made it her mission to fight for the planet and its future. Her passion is protecting people, animals, and the planet through education, awareness, and policy work.  
One Less Straw

The OneLessStraw Pledge campaign is a campaign created by One More Generation (OMG) and its partners. OMG is a nonprofit organization founded by Carter and Olivia Ries in 2009 when they were 8.5 and 7 years old. Carter and Olivia have become world renowned for their work on plastic pollution education and animal conservation.

STRAWS documentary

STRAWS documentary empowers tales, from businesses saving money by using less single-use plastic to an 11-year old boy who enacted change in his school and community, highlight how anyone can take action to help save the world's oceans.


Our Last Straw - Washington D.C.
Our Last Straw is a coalition of restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, and event venues that began in the DC metropolitan region with a mission: Eliminate single-use plastic straws.
Sustainable School Logo
Sustainable School is on a mission to stop the use and disposal of single-use plastics at schools, by educating students about their impact on the ocean and providing eco-friendly alternatives like incredible Aardvark Paper Straws!