Plastic Straws

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To reduce litter, NJ Law mandates that as of November 4, 2021, plastic straws can only be provided upon request.  See New Jersey’sSkip the Straw” educational campaign.  For more Skip the Straw resources, visit BAG UP  Visit the NJDEP’s site Get Past Plastic regarding the plastic straw legislation and other single-use plastics legislation.

Other Campaigns and Websites from Across the Country Targeting Plastic Straws

CleanWaterAction DoYouReallyNeedAStrawNJ

CleanWaterAction RethinkDisposables stormdrainJust Say No to Straws blog from Clean Water Action, May 24, 2017,
part of their Rethink Disposable in NJ campaign along with this video (1:48 minutes) 

The Last Plastic Straw Movement
Plastic Pollution Coalition

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Skip the Straw from
Ocean Conservancy


Skip the Plastic website started in April 2018 by sixth grade student for her
“Passion Project” to “campaign against the use of single-use plastic straws.”  


Plastic Straws Suck from Surfrider Foundation South Jersey,
based in Galloway, NJ Comprehensive Foodware Policy Toolkit introduced
by the national Surfrider Foundation based in California


LonelyWhaleLogoWithAddedBlueBckgrndLonely Whale Foundation “inspired by the true story of ‘52 Blue’ - Lonely Whale stands for community and caring, with the ocean and you at the heart of everything we do. Our journey begins with the story of the world's loneliest whale, 52 Blue, and an incredible community of creatives, innovators, and big-picture thinkers. The one thing we all have in common? Our love for the ocean.”

Watch their videos:
Lonely Whale – Our Story (3:37 minutes, November 15, 2018)
#StopSucking – Lonely Whale – For A Strawless Ocean (1:19 minutes, August 8, 2017)
Sucker Punch – Lonely Whale – For a Strawless Ocean (1:00 minute, March, 31, 2017