If you own a food establishment
Establish a straw policy
Change your to-go options
Ditch the plastic bag
If you're a customer
Make your voice heard
Be our eyes & ears
Help us spread the word
Plastic straws put in a conventional recycling bin won't be recycled. They are so narrow that they fall through the conveyor belts in recycling facilities so they end up in the landfill or worse, as litter in our waterways. Help Annapolis Green collect plastic straws for proper recycling -- whether they've been used, found littering the streets or shores of our creeks, or taking up space in your kitchen or restaurant. We're working with TerraCycle to make this happen. Look for the distinctive TerraCycle box at the locations below.
194 Green Street (just of Main)
26 West Street
92 Maryland Avenue
Hobo's fabulous bags will carry a card with our message about reducing the plastic footprint in every bag. And Visit Annapolis will spread the word at the Visitors’ Center. Thank you for this great community collaboration!
Instead of Plastic:
There are many places where you can buy a reusable straw – glass, bamboo, silicone, paper, pasta, or stainless steel – including Rasa Juice Shop on Maryland Avenue where a steel kit is available.