the last straw

The Last Straw on Aquidneck Island

Why it matters

In March of 2017 Newport became the second community in Rhode Island to ban single-use plastic carryout bags. This initiative was well-received by the community and is an important step in the war against plastic pollution. Now it’s time to take a stance against another unnecessary single-use plastic item, straws. So the Last Straw campaigned came to life here

Things you can do

  1. Find yourself a reusable straw and bring it with you, alongside your reusable bag and reusable water bottle
  2. When ordering beverages at restaurants, start the order with “No straws please…”


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