And I'm stoked. I like to think that all of my "encouragement" led Oceanic to making the switch from plastic to this compostable straw. Is this a perfect solution? No. But, it is a step in the right direction. I'm happy that Oceanic was listening and made a change. YAY!!!
Now, we did pick up A LOT of straws during our 20 minutes. 48 to be exact. Here's the tally:
8 compostable straws (Oceanic)
25 black straws (Oceanic)
13 juice box straws
Want to know the best solution to this whole straw problem? Simple. It starts with a simple phrase.
"No straws please. Thank you."
It's time to reconsider our habits and go without.
20 minutes on July 7, 2012 at Access 36
Litter by weight: 1 lb 4 oz
Cigarette butts: 224
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach, NC in 146 days: