Take The Strike Out Straws Pledge

Strike Out Straws with EarthxFilm and EarthX
Humans around the world use 500 million straws daily. Once discarded, single use plastic straws — which are made from petroleum — take 200 years or more to break down, adding to plastic debris in our landfills and the plastic already covering one-third of our oceans.

 

Join EarthX as we turn awareness into action. Become a hero for our planet. Learn how you can help. Receive discounts on eco-friendly products.

 

Take the Pledge

 

 

Once you’ve taken the Strike Out Straws Pledge, take your pledge further

  • Share the pledge and your success stories on social media.
  • Talk to your teachers, parents, and friends.
  • Talk to your business associates and customers.
  • Take advantage of discounts on reusable straws.
  • Visit our partner businesses that have pledged to reduce plastic straw use.
  • Become an EarthX SOS partner, vendor, exhibitor.

 
Strike Out Straws Goal

 

VISIT THESE HOSPITALITY ESTABLISHMENTS THAT HAVE PLEDGED TO STRIKE OUT STRAWS

 

Discounts

Use the EarthX codes below to receive valuable discounts from these EarthX Vendor Partners and Exhibitors that have taken the pledge further:

Click here to purchase biodegradable paper straws and reusable straws from CircleTerra at a 50% discount using the code: EarthX50. 10% of your purchase will be donated to the EarthXFilm education initiatives.

 

Click here to purchase reusable silicone based straws from Kofee Straws at a 30% discount using the code: EarthX30.

 

Click here to purchase a unique straw that requires no cleaning brush and dries while separated to prevent invisible moisture bacteria buildup! For a 20% discount use code EarthX20.

 

Click here to host a screening of this 30 minute film by filmmaker Linda Booker – and learn how to make a sea of change…one plastic straw at a time. Receive a 20% discount with the code EarthX20

 

THANKS TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS, VENDORS AND BUSINESSES THAT HAVE PLEDGED TO STRIKE OUT STRAWS BY YEAR END

  • Agencia Verde
  • The Alliance – Dallas Local 2260 of The American Federation of Teachers
  • American Prairie Corridor
  • Atlantis Dental
  • Beyond 130 Marketing
  • Big Thought
  • Blue water Entertainment Inc
  • Chewy.com
  • Cleerlife
  • JAA2
  • City of Grand Prairie
  • KoffieStraw
  • Circle Terra
  • City of Fort Worth
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Dream Big With Sherri
  • Douglas Systems
  • Global Green
  • Helping Hands
  • Meraki Project
  • Mercado Cero
  • Natalie Forest International
  • NY&T
  • One More Generation
  • Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
  • Spalding Marketing Solutions,Inc.
  • Sprinkles Creative
  • The Last Straw
  • The MiraLite Group LLC
  • Uncompromised Taste
  • Virtuoso
  • Window To The Wild, Inc.

 

Facts and Resources

According to the Plastic Pollution Coalition – over 300 million pounds of plastic are produced each year and an estimated 5 trillion plastic particles are already floating at the ocean’s surface. The plastic is not biodegradable and it is estimated that in the U.S. alone over 500 million plastic straws are used and disposed of daily. Plastic has been proven to be toxic to people, animals, sea-life and our environment. Studies estimate 1 million sea birds, 100,000 mammals and countless fish are killed every year from plastic.
 
6,263,319 straws and stirrers have been collected at beach clean-up events over the past 25 years. While discontinuing use of plastic straws will not remove the damage caused to our oceans, it is an easy step in the right direction!
 
Strike Out Straws in the News:

CultureMap Dallas

USA Today
DFW Restaurant Week
Edible Dallas & Fort Worth

 

Share the facts

  • We use 500 million plastic straws EVERYDAY in the U.S. alone.
  • By 2050, there may be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
  • 8 million tons of plastic is dumped in the oceans annually.

 
 
 
 
 

SIGN THE PLEDGE TO STRIKE OUT STRAWS

and agree to stop using single-use plastic straws

 






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