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#SkipTheStraw in Surfside

By: Surfside Apr 30, 2018

Surfside Bans Use of Plastic Straws

Surfside has long been known for its beautiful environment, namely its pristine beach and the Loggerhead Sea Turtles that love to nest here. In an effort to protect the abundant marine life and surrounding community, Surfside has passed a resolution to prohibit the sale or use of plastic straws in any commercial or town establishment, urging its visitors and residents to #SkipTheStraw. 
 
“We are a tight-knit coastal community committed to protecting the ocean and environment,” said Mayor Daniel Dietch, who is also an environmental scientist. “By forming a united front, we have the ability to create change in an impactful way and inspire other beach communities to act. This common-sense initiative will hopefully have a ripple effect towards reducing the number of straws that end up in the ocean.” 
 
According to Strawless Ocean, Americans use over 500 million straws every day and most end up in the ocean, polluting the water and harming marine life. Straws are one of the top 10 pieces of garbage polluting the ocean. In fact, a turtle was once found with over 1,000 pieces of plastic in its stomach. By 2050, scientists predict there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. By limiting your use of plastic straws, and plastic in general, you can help keep oceans clean and marine life safe! 
 
Join the movement and #SkipTheStraw!

 

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