Lake Erie supplies the water we drink. No matter where you live, your life depends on water. Year after year, trash enters our waterways, choking economies, harming wildlife and impacting the health of humans and communities.
Fortunately, this is one environmental issue we can all address. By picking up what’s out there and changing the behaviors that allow trash into the water in the first place, we can support the vision of a trash free Lake. Clean water has so many benefits, from healthy wildlife to strong economies.
The Sustainable Cleveland Plastic Reduction Working Group invites you to join in our Skip the Straw campaign. Through this targeted effort, we hope to prevent millions of plastic straws from entering the Lake. Restaurants, bars and similar establishments can play an important role by reducing the amount of plastic straws that are used by their customers daily.
Skip the Straw simply requests that restaurants refrain from automatically putting a plastic disposable straw in each beverage, but rather allow customers to request a straw if they so desire. Often, customers are content without a straw.
Customers can do their part by only requesting a straw when absolutely necessary.
For more information and how to get involved, please contact Cathi Lehn, Sustainable Cleveland Manager at email@example.com . We look forward to partnering with you.
Sustainable Cleveland is Mayor Frank Jackson’s 10-year initiative to build a thriving
Green City on a Blue Lake.
Members of the Plastic Reduction Working Group include:
and several concerned citizens of Northeast Ohio……….
Straws in the News in 2018
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