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Campaign To Ditch Plastic Straws Expands Worldwide For 2018

By Brian Spaen

Throughout last month, the Lonely Whale Foundation ran a campaign called “Strawless in Seattle.” Over 100 restaurants and organizations removed plastic straws from being an option to use in efforts to eliminate plastic waste. The movement will now be pushing toward other major cities around the world for a new campaign in 2018.

19 total cities have been nominated for the “Strawless Ocean” tour next year. New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas are some of the major cities in the United States. San Francisco and Los Angeles are also options in California, where there have already been places that have limited the use of plastic straws. They’ll also be looking toward Hong Kong, Amsterdam, London, and Berlin.

The Lonely Whale Foundation has opened up voting to the public, where people can vote for between two and 10 cities. Voters also have the option to write in cities that are not on the initial list. All votes will be tallied up on November 30th and there will be an email announcement sent for those that choose to enter it.