Everyday in the US we use more than 500 million plastic straws. Many of us have no need for them. While the biggest impact in removing these single-use plastics is in converting restaurants and vendors away from plastic (towards paper, metal, or glass), as consumers we can also start a conversation by asking the server to hold the straw. If you want to take it one step further, challenge your friends to #StopSucking too. Have them watch this video as inspiration to get them on board.
Rethink Your Drink
For those of you that work out, a sports drink comes in handy. But it’s still wrapped in plastic. Try switching to a mix that can easily be added to your reusable bottle. Mixes like HDX Hydration Mix help to reduce plastic waste as a result of better design and minimal packaging while still offering a natural blend of electrolytes while you’re on the go.