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.
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.
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.