They choke on straws every single day; they choke on these non-biodegradable, tiny, lightweight gadgets that they mistook for food.

For the 1 million seabirds and 1 hundred thousand marine animals who died every year from ingesting plastic, their deaths were mandated for convenience sake.

You have probably used a plastic straw in some point of your life. Over 500 million plastic straws are being used in the U.S. every day. But while you use them, many of earth’s beautiful creatures die out. Regardless of where you dispose the straws, most of them are destined to end up being underground, in the ocean, or blown out to potentially anywhere. In terms of recyclability, plastic straws are significantly more hazardous than recyclable lids and cups.

For the most part, plastic straws might not even be as essential as the cups and lids when it comes to consuming beverages. It is YOU who have the choice to opt for a strawless drink to save those vulnerable animals who do not have a choice.

Consequently, there is no doubt that plastic straws should be banned from usage except for absolute necessity. 

In an effort to echoing this international action of alleviating plastic pollution and bringing about a local influence, our capstone group is organizing an #ExeterGoStrawless day on the 27th of July. Our impact will not only be on the campus of Phillips Exeter Academy but also the restaurants and cafes in the surrounding community. With the substantial amount of support we have received, we will continue to relentlessly help make #GoStrawless a reality, everywhere, anytime.