Join Annapolis Green in the Movement Away from Single-Use Plastic

It Starts with a Straw

Straws are just part of the worldwide plastic pollution problem.  
We all need to cut our use of throw-away plastic.

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What's the Problem?


The Earth is drowning in plastic, particularly the throw-away kind that's used for a few minutes and then discarded... bags, cutlery, bottles, and yes, straws... more than 500 million plastic straws used in the United States EVERY DAY. Much of this petroleum-based material ends up as toxic litter in our streams, rivers, Chesapeake Bay, and in the oceans.It's bad for our health and bad for the planet.

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Our Campaign


Annapolis Green is calling for action to change habits by saying NO to throw-away plastic. In 2018 we launched our "Don't Suck. #SipResponsibly" campaign during Annapolis Restaurant Week. Now more than 30 restaurants are on board and we're moving beyond straws to all sorts of single-use plastics that end up as toxic pollution in our waterways including beverage bottles, plastic bags, cutlery, and of course, straws.

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What You Can Do


Take Action: Annapolis Green will show you how to cut down the amount of plastic you buy. Take a Pledge as a constant reminder. Volunteer: We need help to build awareness about the environmental impact of single-use plastic pollution. Hospitality Partners: We hope to be a resource, giving you guidance and referrals to help you reduce your plastic footprint -- from straws to take-out containers.

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