#NoStrawNovember

Instagram photos and videos

#nostrawnovember#HAYstraws#Repost#plasticfree#cocktails#strawlessskies#reduce#stopsucking#NoStrawNovember#earthdayeveryday#planetorplastic#HAYStraws#PlanetorPlastic#leadasap#plasticpollution#oceanoptimism#earthday#gysd#savetheplanet#biodegradable#nostraw#recycle#smoothie#wastefree#waronwaste#bringyourown

Hashtags #NoStrawNovember for Instagram

Way to go Shelby @jr.ocean.guardians @_oneil_ for inspiring people to be #changemakers #nostrawnovember Also, thank you to @kremerjohnsonphotography for the amazing photos and laughs.


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Plastic-free mornings filled with fruity goodness! Yum! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿงก#smoothie #juice #plasticfree ๐Ÿ“ทPic by @fueledbyfruits


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Ice cream floats ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿฆperfect for those hot summer days! #HAYStraws #plasticfree #crepebar


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So many plastic straws everyday. Is 5 minutes of enjoyment worth the 100 years of damage?
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Regrann from @legsdiamond - #NoStrawNovember please join the #stopsuckingcampaign 500 million straws are used everyday- do you really need one? - #regrann
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#reusable #reusablestraw #stainlesssteelstraw #noplastic #plasticfreejuly #plasticfree #planetorplastic #consciousconsumer #ecofriendlyproduct #ecofriendlyproducts #smoothiestraw #smoothiegame #smoothie #healthychoices #healthyeating #healthyliving #econord #lastplasticstraw


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Photo circa June 2017 when I met with the #StarbucksSustainable Team and they asked how I felt about the sippy cups. So glad to see them replacing plastic straws but awareness is still needed to ensure the new lids are disposed of properly. Less straws equals happier oceans โค๏ธ #NoStrawNovember


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Happy #plasticfreejuly !! I canโ€™t wait to see everyoneโ€™s amazing no plastic journey. A simple step to get you started is to say #nostraw! Keep us posted on your journey and tag us! Also get ready for #nostrawnovember ๐Ÿ‘€๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ˜ @noplasticstraws


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#plasticfreejuly is all about ditching single use plastics, like plastic straws and opting for sustainable alternatives like our HAY! Straws. Made from wheat and 100% biodegradable, itโ€™s an easy switch and one the earth ๐ŸŒ will thank you for! #HAYstraws #biodegradable #plasticfree thanks @providenceflea for making the switch ๐Ÿ’š


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Oh HAY! House made โ˜•๏ธ coffee by @grangeri to get us through the day! ๐Ÿ˜‹ #HAYStraws #coffee #coffeeshop #plasticfree


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#persistence pays off! For her #gsgoldaward , teen Shelby @_oneil_ (founder of @jr.ocean.guardians ) convinced companies like @alaskaair #dignityhealth & @farmerbroscoffee to reduce or eliminate #plasticstraws & stirrers/lids. With all of her #heartfelt letters, #california lawmakers even approved her #nostrawnovember resolution.
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@girlscouts @noplasticstraws #cleanocean #wildlifeconservation #climatechange #girlscouts #girlpower #stopplasticpollution


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Straws as they should be! Natural, biodegradable ๐ŸŒพ thanks to our friends @risedriggs for serving up their coffee โ˜•๏ธ plastic-free ๐Ÿ’›


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#Repost @surfriderbroward
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Interested in banning plastic straws in your town or cutting down the amount of straws? You must try to ban plastic straws in your town or pass a โ€œstraws upon request onlyโ€ ordinance in your city before Tallahassee takes away your cityโ€™s right to do it. Contact your mayor and/or city commission.
Yesterday, there was an action alert from Surfrider. The Florida Senate was attempting to take away a local community's right to ban plastic straws and utensils! An amendment was filed to SB 1776 yesterday morning and was heading to the floor. It was Amendment # 640054.
Luckily, the amendment was withdrawn.
Thank you to Surfriderโ€™s Holly Parker in Tallahassee for staying on top of it! If you would like to pass a โ€œstraws upon request onlyโ€ ordinance or a plastic straw ordinance in your Broward city, please contact us. Thank you! Chair@Broward.Surfrider.org ๐Ÿฌ #thinkgloballyactlocally #reduce #beachcleanup #broward #earthdayeveryday #fortlauderdale #fortlauderdalebeach #greenyourroutine #hollywoodbeach #ilovemybeach #keepthebeachclean #longlivethebeach #lessplasticmoreocean #nostrawnovember #oceanconservation #oceanfriendlyrestaurants #ocean #plasticocean #reduce #reduceyoursingleuse #surfriderbroward #surfriderfoundation #surfrider #whatgoesintheoceangoesinyou #stopsucking


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Aankomende maand doen wij de 'No straw challenge' waarin wij de gehele maand geen rietjes gebruiken. Wij dagen jou uit! Meld je aan op drastic-plastic.nl #NostrawNovember #nostraw #straw #plastic #drasticplastic


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๐ŸŒพLoving the farm vibes @ice_and_alchemy created here with his "Lebroni Negroni". A cocktail infused with oats and photographed on a 1937 John Deere tractor. #HAYstraws #cocktails #Farming #JohnDeer


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Spending March For The Ocean with a birthday party beach cleanup! My adorable friend wanted his 5th birthday to be celebrated cleaning the beach. Here he is answering some of my ocean questions. This shows the future is bright and our youth is already making a change. #nostrawnovember #marchfortheocean @marchfortheocean #m4o #march4ocean


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Repost from our Founder. The start of her passion for education.
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The ocean has always been my happy place. I basically grew up in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. (@montereybayaquarium )Through their Young Women in Science program and Teen Conservation Leader I have grown my knowledge on the ocean. I have grown my confidence as well. I am lucky to have harvested those skills toward Jr Ocean Guardians. I am extremely proud of how far @jr.ocean.guardians has grown over the year. Today is World Oceans Day and the theme is beating plastic pollution. As many of you know I created #nostrawnovember. Thatโ€™s a challenge to avoid using single use straws. Itโ€™s main goal is to raise personal awareness to how much plastic pollution someone can potentially put out into our planet. I hope the Oceans Day is an eye opener for many today. The time to act is now and we need everyone on board. Just avoid using unnecessary plastic. Itโ€™s easier said then done but once you say no straw it becomes a habit. A healthy habit that not only helps your future out but the future of others. Other humans, animals and Mother Nature. (This picture is me on the floor of the aquarium showing an adorable guest a jelly tube)


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The ocean has always been my happy place. I basically grew up in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. (@montereybayaquarium )Through their Young Women in Science program and Teen Conservation Leader I have grown my knowledge on the ocean. I have grown my confidence as well. I am lucky to have harvested those skills toward Jr Ocean Guardians. I am extremely proud of how far @jr.ocean.guardians has grown over the year. Today is World Oceans Day and the theme is beating plastic pollution. As many of you know I created #nostrawnovember. Thatโ€™s a challenge to avoid using single use straws. Itโ€™s main goal is to raise personal awareness to how much plastic pollution someone can potentially put out into our planet. I hope the Oceans Day is an eye opener for many today. The time to act is now and we need everyone on board. Just avoid using unnecessary plastic. Itโ€™s easier said then done but once you say no straw it becomes a habit. A healthy habit that not only helps your future out but the future of others. Other humans, animals and Mother Nature. (This picture is me on the floor of the aquarium showing an adorable guest a jelly tube)


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Happy Negroni Week โœจ๐Ÿธโœจ Weโ€™re enjoying ours plastic-free ๐Ÿ™Œ #negroniweek #negroni #HAYstraws


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Happy #worldenvironmentday! This years theme is beating plastic pollution. I am so thankful to live in such a beautiful world. Thank you for everyone who is helping to keep it that way. Plastic pollution can be reduced tremendously is we all did simple actions. By skipping a straw you could potentially save a turtle and or albatrosses life. I look back on this picture and I laugh because Iโ€™ve always loved the ocean. I will continue to channel that love into action on behalf of Mother Nature. Thank you to everyone who has helped me on this amazing journey. I truly appreciate it. Also extra thanks to @chelsey_cameron for being a personal cheerleader and having a birthday on #worldenvironmentday ๐ŸŒŽโค๏ธ#nostrawnovember (shoes were before I was an environmentalist)


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The world is waking up to #riseupstream & #breakfreefromplastic. Thanks for this post @_oneil_ ใƒปใƒปใƒป
Thank you @natgeo for #planetorplastic issue. I had tears in my eyes witnessing the heartbreaking images. Many people in the U.S have no idea the severity of plastic affecting other nations. This Nat Geo issue shares the unsettling images and unforgettable stories of families affected by our waste. It shares how a beautiful river can be transformed into a massive dumping ground of plastic into our ocean. It shows the beaches affected and animals that are suffering. We should never be okay with little kids having to step through plastic that is piled up to their hips. We should never be numb to the image of a sea turtle with a straw up its nose. This issue affects all of us in more ways that we know it. Iโ€™m thankful for @natgeo coverage of this horrible topic. I hope it makes more people aware of their impacts. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”
Here is one of the lines that hit me the hardest: โ€œOn some beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii, as much as 15 percent of the sand is actually grains of microplastic.โ€ In the picture above I have my reusable utensils and reusable straw. Both help cut down on deadly single-use plastics. #PlanetorPlastic #nostrawnovember #strawlessskies


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โ€œStop sucking... and join the straw-volution with us! In the USA roughly 500 million plastic straws are used every day! Don't become part of the statistic. @haystraws are now provided at our shop! + plastic free + biodegradable + made from wheat. Show some love to Mother Earth ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒ โ€œ this is our kind of coffee shop! Thanks for sharing @fairfellowcoffee #HAYstraws #coffee #coffeeshop


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Powerful post by the founder of @jr.ocean.guardians - please read in full. #StrawSleeves finds the content share worthy. #globalissue #Repost from @_oneil_ #TopRankRepost Thank you @natgeo for #planetorplastic issue. I had tears in my eyes witnessing the heartbreaking images. Many people in the U.S have no idea the severity of plastic affecting other nations. This Nat Geo issue shares the unsettling images and unforgettable stories of families affected by our waste. It shares how a beautiful river can be transformed into a massive dumping ground of plastic into our ocean. It shows the beaches affected and animals that are suffering. We should never be okay with little kids having to step through plastic that is piled up to their hips. We should never be numb to the image of a sea turtle with a straw up its nose. This issue affects all of us in more ways that we know it. Iโ€™m thankful for @natgeo coverage of this horrible topic. I hope it makes more people aware of their impacts. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”
Here is one of the lines that hit me the hardest: โ€œOn some beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii, as much as 15 percent of the sand is actually grains of microplastic.โ€ In the picture above I have my reusable utensils and reusable straw. Both help cut down on deadly single-use plastics. #PlanetorPlastic #nostrawnovember #strawlessskies


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Original caption reposted from @_oneil_ . ใƒปใƒปใƒป
Thank you @natgeo for #planetorplastic issue. I had tears in my eyes witnessing the heartbreaking images. Many people in the U.S have no idea the severity of plastic affecting other nations. This Nat Geo issue shares the unsettling images and unforgettable stories of families affected by our waste. It shares how a beautiful river can be transformed into a massive dumping ground of plastic into our ocean. It shows the beaches affected and animals that are suffering. We should never be okay with little kids having to step through plastic that is piled up to their hips. We should never be numb to the image of a sea turtle with a straw up its nose. This issue affects all of us in more ways that we know it. Iโ€™m thankful for @natgeo coverage of this horrible topic. I hope it makes more people aware of their impacts. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”
Here is one of the lines that hit me the hardest: โ€œOn some beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii, as much as 15 percent of the sand is actually grains of microplastic.โ€ In the picture above I have my reusable utensils and reusable straw. Both help cut down on deadly single-use plastics. #PlanetorPlastic #nostrawnovember #strawlessskies


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Thank you @natgeo for #planetorplastic issue. I had tears in my eyes witnessing the heartbreaking images. Many people in the U.S have no idea the severity of plastic affecting other nations. This Nat Geo issue shares the unsettling images and unforgettable stories of families affected by our waste. It shares how a beautiful river can be transformed into a massive dumping ground of plastic into our ocean. It shows the beaches affected and animals that are suffering. We should never be okay with little kids having to step through plastic that is piled up to their hips. We should never be numb to the image of a sea turtle with a straw up its nose. This issue affects all of us in more ways that we know it. Iโ€™m thankful for @natgeo coverage of this horrible topic. I hope it makes more people aware of their impacts. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”
Here is one of the lines that hit me the hardest: โ€œOn some beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii, as much as 15 percent of the sand is actually grains of microplastic.โ€ In the picture above I have my reusable utensils and reusable straw. Both help cut down on deadly single-use plastics. #PlanetorPlastic #nostrawnovember #strawlessskies


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New Paloma by @lalito_nyc ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ#cocktails #paloma #NYC


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#repost @jr.ocean.guardians Shelby Oโ€™Neil continues to influence and inspire as seen in the recent announcement that @alaskaair will be banning plastic stir sticks and citrus picks (22 million) per year! @oceanelders is honored to be working with such a genuine and hard-working 17 year old woman who is raising awareness and making a dent in the #plasticpollution problem. Dignity Health, Farmers Brothers Coffee and PG&E have all changed their ways in response to @_oneil_ #nostrawnovember


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Fresh watermelon ๐Ÿ‰juice, whole ๐Ÿ“ strawberries, mint ๐ŸŒฑ, tequila, @gtskombucha ginger add and topped with a HAY! Straw๐ŸŒพ Recipe & pic by @misslaycakes ๐Ÿ˜‹ #cocktails #watermelon #strawberry #tequila


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The story behind @alaskaair removing 22 million straws and stirrers per year @_oneil_ @jr.ocean.guardians #Repost @_oneil_ with @get_repost
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I am so humbled to be featured by one of my favorite news sites @nowthisher ! The video was originally posted on Facebook in response to #strawlessskies . Thanks to everyone who has been supporting this crazy ride! This is only the start. #nostrawnovember @jr.ocean.guardians


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Everywhere we look thereโ€™s awesome inspiration for our latest EarthEcho Expedition exploring plastics pollution solutions! Thank you to @_oneil_ for demonstrating how to live by the #GirlScout Law! #Repost @_oneil_ with @get_repost
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I am so humbled to be featured by one of my favorite news sites @nowthisher ! The video was originally posted on Facebook in response to #strawlessskies . Thanks to everyone who has been supporting this crazy ride! This is only the start. #nostrawnovember @jr.ocean.guardians


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#repost from our founder @_oneil_ ๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I am so humbled to be featured by one of my favorite news sites @nowthisher ! The video was originally posted on Facebook in response to #strawlessskies . Thanks to everyone who has been supporting this crazy ride! This is only the start. #nostrawnovember @jr.ocean.guardians


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I am so humbled to be featured by one of my favorite news sites @nowthisher ! The video was originally posted on Facebook in response to #strawlessskies . Thanks to everyone who has been supporting this crazy ride! This is only the start. #nostrawnovember @jr.ocean.guardians


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In honor of #WorldTurtleDay ๐Ÿข #StopSucking on plastic straws For A #StrawlessOcean ๐Ÿ’ช and tag a friend ๐Ÿ‘‡ to join you! ๐Ÿ“ธ @_markfitz


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Yummy plastic-free juices by @purefoodandjuice in Tulsa. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸWelcome to the Straw-volution! And a shout out to @thewaterco for making it happen! #HAYstraws #Juice # Juicing #fresh


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Fri-Yay! Happy weekending everyone! #HAYstraws #friyay #cocktails ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŒพ lovely pic by @spiritedla


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Welcome to the Straw-volition @spottedbearspirits ! Looking good ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒฑ #HAYstraws #craftspirits #distillery


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Baked goodies and plastic-free Straws @natesbakedgoodscoffee Austin ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒพ #HAYStraws #Austin #bakeries


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Summer Mocktail by @spiritedla Yes please! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒน #HAYstraws #mocktails #summertime #summerdrinks


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Simple and natural ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒพโœจ Replace plastic straws with biodegradable wheat drinking straws like @brennerpassrva. Thanks for your support! ๐Ÿ“ท by @chairsandbeer #HAYstraws #plasticFree #plasticSucks


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Jr Ocean Guardians & #NoStrawNovember Founder Shelby Oโ€™Neil talking about her #plasticpollution fight and how she got #dignityhealth to stop using #singleuseplastic straws and stirrers - over 4 million per year!๐Ÿ’ช #Repost @jr.ocean.guardians with @get_repost
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On Saturday night, April 28th, Ocean Elders, ACTAI Global, and Lonely Whale hosted the Making Waves Ocean Gala which benefited our oceans, it was a great evening.
I had the honor of speaking in front of a room filled with ocean advocates. Dr. Jane Goodall had an inspiring virtual message and I gave a speech immediately following the legend Dr. Sylvia Earle. My video introduction was from James Cameron! I retold my single-use plastic journey for the past 371 days and how one person can make a difference. I challenge you all to make small changes to make big waves!
The evening also included Gigi Brisson, Bill Tai, Adrian Grenier and Dune Ives. All spoke passionately about the future of our oceans.
We were also in for a huge treat with a special musical performance by Bob Weir. It was so cool and then it went up a notch when Jackson Browne joined Bob for a song. UNBELIEVABLE!
Shannon O'Leary Joy and Jeff Orlowski paid tribute to Rob Stewart. Rob was a Canadian filmmaker and marine biologist who is best known for his environmental documentary 2007 Sharkwater. He passed away last year at the age of 37 while working on Sharkwater.
The evening also included both silent and live auctions to raise money to support the ocean and help restore it to a healthy ecosystem.
Thank you to my special table guests. You all made me feel so welcome, I had a fun time getting to know you all!


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On Saturday night, April 28th, Ocean Elders, ACTAI Global, and Lonely Whale hosted the Making Waves Ocean Gala which benefited our oceans, it was a great evening.I had the honor of speaking in front of a room filled with ocean advocates. Dr. Jane Goodall had an inspiring virtual message and I gave a speech immediately following the legend Dr. Sylvia Earle. My video introduction was from James Cameron! I retold my single-use plastic journey for the past 371 days and how one person can make a difference. I challenge you all to make small changes to make big waves!
The evening also included Gigi Brisson, Bill Tai, Adrian Grenier and Dune Ives. All spoke passionately about the future of our oceans.We were also in for a huge treat with a special musical performance by Bob Weir. It was so cool and then it went up a notch when Jackson Browne joined Bob for a song. UNBELIEVABLE! Shannon O'Leary Joy and Jeff Orlowski paid tribute to Rob Stewart. Rob was a Canadian filmmaker and marine biologist who is best known for his environmental documentary 2007 Sharkwater. He passed away last year at the age of 37 while working on Sharkwater. The evening also included both silent and live auctions to raise money to support the ocean and help restore it to a healthy ecosystem. Thank you to my special table guests. You all made me feel so welcome, I had a fun time getting to know you all!โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŽโ™ป๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ #nostrawnovember


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Vegan comfort food and these killer drinks ๐Ÿ˜by our friends @modernloveomaha ๐Ÿ’œ Now proudly serving Our HAY! straws ๐Ÿ˜Š#HAYstraws #Vegan #vegancomfortfood


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Golden fields. ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒžThe beginning of our HAY! Straws journey. We use the stem of the wheat plant to make our biodegradable drinking straws. You get to enjoy them in your favourite drink and their journey ends by being composted and returned to the circle of life โ™ป๏ธ๐ŸŒฑโœจ#HAYstraws #Wheat #Fields Great shot by @littlecoal


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Tweet tweet! ๐ŸฆโœจA magic little cocktail created by our friends @vina_enoteca & @spiritedla #HAY!straws #cocktails #birds


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Fresh delivery to our friends @holyrolleratx! Welcome to the HAY! Family ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒพโœจ#HAYstraws #WheatStraws #StrawVolution


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Yesterday's Earth Day - Day of the Child celebration was incredible for so many reasons, but when it all boils down to it, this is why it all matters, moments like this, committed partner organizations that create these experiences. This kid. Heart melt. โ™กโ™กโ™กโ™กโ™กโ™กโ™กโ™กโ™กโ™ก
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Happy Earth Day! Today we joined the City of Watsonvilleโ€™s Earth Day Festivities and made almost 1000 eco friendly jellyfish!! While making the adorable jellyfish we shined light on how easy it was for turtles to mistake plastic bags for jellies. It was a great way to connect and make the lesson personal. All the kids understood the importance of protecting our ocean and our future is bright. #oceanoptimism #earthday #earthdayeveryday #gysd #savetheplanet #leadasap @youthservice #nostrawnovember


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Thanks @jr.ocean.guardians for this awesome Earth Day celebration in @cityofwatsonvillegov ๐ŸŒŽ #Repost @jr.ocean.guardians ใƒปใƒปใƒป
Happy Earth Day! Today we joined the City of Watsonvilleโ€™s Earth Day Festivities and made almost 1000 eco friendly jellyfish!! While making the adorable jellyfish we shined light on how easy it was for turtles to mistake plastic bags for jellies. It was a great way to connect and make the lesson personal. All the kids understood the importance of protecting our ocean and our future is bright. #oceanoptimism #earthday #earthdayeveryday #gysd #savetheplanet #leadasap @youthservice #nostrawnovember


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Happy Earth Day!!๐ŸŒฟ Earth Day has a special place in my heart. Not only because itโ€™s a day for the environment but today also makes the first year of @jr.ocean.guardians! I am so excited and proud of what we have accomplished in just the span of a year. Over 4 million single use plastic straws/stirrers will be eliminated every year from companies such as Dignity Health, PG&E and Farmer Brothers Coffee thanks to #nostrawnovember. This year was just the beginning and Iโ€™m optimistic for the future.
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Happy Earth Day! Today we joined the City of Watsonvilleโ€™s Earth Day Festivities and made almost 1000 eco friendly jellyfish!! While making the adorable jellyfish we shined light on how easy it was for turtles to mistake plastic bags for jellies. It was a great way to connect and make the lesson personal. All the kids understood the importance of protecting our ocean and our future is bright. #oceanoptimism #earthday #earthdayeveryday #gysd #savetheplanet #leadasap @youthservice #nostrawnovember


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Happy Earth Day! Today we joined the City of Watsonvilleโ€™s Earth Day Festivities and made almost 1000 eco friendly jellyfish!! While making the adorable jellyfish we shined light on how easy it was for turtles to mistake plastic bags for jellies. It was a great way to connect and make the lesson personal. All the kids understood the importance of protecting our ocean and our future is bright. #oceanoptimism #earthday #earthdayeveryday #gysd #savetheplanet #leadasap @youthservice #nostrawnovember


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Looking forward to warm summer days ๐ŸŒž and watermelon ๐Ÿ‰ season! #HAYstraws #summertime #cocktails #plasticfree


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Single use straws suck! They do more harm than good. If you need to use straws or just love them consider getting a reusable straw! I love @kleankanteen straws, @starbucks sells them, and so does @strawsofbamboo @simplystraws @ecojarz @loliware ๐Ÿ’š
#saynotoplastic #stopsucking #singleusesucks #nostrawnovember #wastefree #waronwaste #reusable #bringyourown #progressnotperfection #zerowaste #zerowasteirl #strawfree


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Welcome @lalito_nyc to the HAY! Straws family! ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒพAnd congratulations on moving towards being plastic-free ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘


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Loving the spring sunshine โ˜€๏ธ and this beauty from @vina_enoteca. ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŒพBeautiful shot by @spiritedla ๐ŸŠ#HAYstraws #mixology #springcocktails #sunshine


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Keep it simple, keep it natural. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸŒพSwitch to our natural, wheat drinking straws and ditch the plastic! ๐Ÿ‘#HAYstraws #Wheatstraws #natural #biodegradable


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If you're in Seattle head to ๐Ÿ‘‰@thebarbazaar to pick up some HAY! Straws ๐ŸŒพ and other cocktail making goodies. #HAYstraws #BiodegradableStraws #WheatStraws


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Today is the last day to order a #nostrawnovember patch. Due to the mass interest we have order another batch of patches! See website/blog for more info โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ โ™ป๏ธ


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RECYCLING IS JUST ONLY A TREATMENT, NOT A CURE!
Regrann from @plasticpollutes - Can you add any of these tips to your routine? @LessPlasticUK #plasticpollutes #RefuseSingleUse #NoStrawNovember #BreakFreeFromPlastic #reuse #reduce #recycle #REFUSE - #regrann


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Reducing clutter!
I finally went through a box full of old cards and this is what I'm getting rid of! I'm recycling all of the envelopes and some of the cards. โ™ป๏ธ
A lot of the cards were made of shiny thicker paper so I'm not sure if those are recyclable or not.
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Some cards had things on the back saying the paper was from sustainably managed forest but what does that mean? I wish I knew for sure if I could recycle these.
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I love getting rid of clutter! ๐Ÿ’š
#lessismore #reduce #clutter #sustainable #recycle #paper #waronwaste #progressnotperfection #bringyourown #banthebag #goinggreen #landfill #nostrawnovember #organic #plasticfree #reduceyourfootprint #stopsucking #thelaststraw #postconsumer #minimalism #compost


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Inspiration to refuse plastic straws. ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŠThese guys @grumpyturtledesign do some amazing straw cleanups! Check out their "Operation Straw". #Stopsucking #DitchPlastic #OperationStraw


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#thirstythursday ๐Ÿ“
Iโ€™m so excited to share todayโ€™s post with @ecoatheart and their smoothie straws! If youโ€™ve been following me for a few months you know I started making small changes to reduce the amount of waste I create. I bought some reusable straws for #nostrawnovember but these @ecoatheart straws have them beat! Theyโ€™re #dishwashersafe and #bpafree ! These straws also came in #plasticfreepackaging !!! I love that this is a straight straw and has a wide mouth- perfect for your smoothie with all the toppings! The design of this straw was much more comfortable to drink from. The best news yet - you can purchase easily from @amazon ! Iโ€™ve included the link to their amazon page in the #linkinbio ! What smoothie would you choose to drink with this straw? .
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โ€ขDisclaimer: I was provided the smoothie straws by @ecoatheart for my honest review and opinion. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not influenced by the company and/or its affiliatesโ€ข
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#ecoatheart #ecoatheartstraws #amazon #straws #reusablestraws #smoothiestraw #smoothie #stainlesssteelstraws #zerowaste #minimalwaste #lesswaste #smallchanges #green #greenchanges #reusable #recyclable #reenjoyable #zerowasteswaps #lifestyleblogger #foodblogger #phlbloggers #phillyblogger #stylemecourtzerowastejourney #stylemecourteats


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๐ŸŒŽPurchase yourself the alternatives!!! Help protect our planet and switch over to reusable straws! Not only are they better for the environment, but they're cooler looking too!
~ What are the alternatives?
โ€ข Stainless steel...
โ€ข Bamboo...
โ€ข Glass...
๐ŸŒBesides, plastic is so cheap looking!! Why not look fancy, chique, or cool with something that can be used MORE than once.๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Ž
#crazyaboutmyplanet ๐ŸŒRepost from: @beachdontkrillmyvibe .
"The last of the big 4 single use plastic items = plastic straws. Something all of us, and our beautiful oceans, can happily live without.
3 magic words: No straw, please โœจ๐Ÿš๐ŸŒŠ
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#noexcuseforsingleuse #strawssuck #stopsucking #nostrawnovember #plasticpollution #plasticfree #choosetoreuse #plasticfreeforthesea #protectwhatyoulove #usedoncelastsforever #illustration #design"


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Italians do it Bitter! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นWise words by @vina_enoteca #HAYStraws #Italians #cocktails #plasticfree ๐Ÿ™Œ


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Interested in banning plastic straws in your town or cutting down the amount of straws? You must try to ban plastic straws in your town or pass a โ€œstraws upon request onlyโ€ ordinance in your city before Tallahassee takes away your cityโ€™s right to do it. Contact your mayor and/or city commission.
Yesterday, there was an action alert from Surfrider. The Florida Senate was attempting to take away a local community's right to ban plastic straws and utensils! An amendment was filed to SB 1776 yesterday morning and was heading to the floor. It was Amendment # 640054.
Luckily, the amendment was withdrawn.
Thank you to Surfriderโ€™s Holly Parker in Tallahassee for staying on top of it! If you would like to pass a โ€œstraws upon request onlyโ€ ordinance or a plastic straw ordinance in your Broward city, please contact us. Thank you! Chair@Broward.Surfrider.org ๐Ÿฌ #thinkgloballyactlocally #reduce #beachcleanup #broward #earthdayeveryday #fortlauderdale #fortlauderdalebeach #greenyourroutine #hollywoodbeach #ilovemybeach #keepthebeachclean #longlivethebeach #lessplasticmoreocean #nostrawnovember #oceanconservation #oceanfriendlyrestaurants #ocean #plasticocean #reduce #reduceyoursingleuse #surfriderbroward #surfriderfoundation #surfrider #whatgoesintheoceangoesinyou #stopsucking


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Something to think about.

#Repost @namsundri with @get_repost
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Nothing shows the human impact of #plasticpollution more than this little hermit crab choosing a perfectly intact plastic pen cap for its shell. Plastics don't biodegrade, they break down to tinier pieces of plastic under sunlight, leaching toxic chemicals. It can take over 450 years for this pen cap to break down to tiny enough #microplastics for bacteria to consume (every piece of plastic ever made still exists...). Until then it remains hazardous waste for marine life AND human health. โ€ข
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In a recent study, 83% of worldwide drinking water and 94% of US drinking water sampled contained microplastics (bottled and tap) (Boucher and Friot 2017)! Plastic is made of oil and carcinogenic chemicals. It's not for ingestion and yet the scope of our single-use obsession has implanted it in our own food web. Corn-based single-use plastics still take up to 50 years to decompose under rarely found high heat composting conditions. โ€ข
The solution? We can each stop making this problem worse by: 1. Choosing reusables and bringing them with us. Recycling is great but only 8% of plastics become recycled (Eriksen et al. 2014), 2. Contributing to cleanups. Even picking up 1 piece of street litter stops storm drains from carrying it to the ocean, and 3. Spread the message! By standing as a leader to use reusables, others may follow. I always get questions and positive remarks about my reusable bamboo utensils, metal straws, takeout containers, handkerchiefs (napkin/hand towel/tissue), and water/smoothie bottle when I'm out and about. The conversations happen naturally ๐Ÿ˜‰ #BeTheChange โ€ข
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#Repost @plastic_free_cayman ใƒปใƒปใƒป
Nature doesnโ€™t want or need our plastic. The plastic footprint we are leaving as humans is unforgivable. Hopefully this little fella will outgrow the pen lid quickly and he will find a nice shell, but see howโ€™s heโ€™s struggling to even move with this as his home.
Video taken at the amazing vegan restaurant @vivo.ky by Michele Zama. #hermitcrab #grandcayman โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”
#StopSucking #NoStrawNovember #GlobalAmbassador #MarineConservation @oneoceandiving @oneoceanglobal @plasticpollutes
#sharks_360


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#Repost @jr.ocean.guardians with @get_repost
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Whoโ€™s ready for the first International Strawfree Day?!? We at Jr Ocean Guardians plan to donate our patch money generated from the #nostrawnovember challenge on February 3rd. The money will he donated to our fellow Girl Scout sisters from the San Jacinto Girl Scout Council in Houston, Texas who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.


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Have you ever heard of GOOSE paper? I hadn't until @jesslessordinary posted about it. GOOSE stands for Good On One Side which is paper that is only used on one side. The idea to put all of my GOOSE paper together like a notepad blew my mind. I am now ashamed to say that I was going to recycle all of this paper.
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Our throw away culture teaches us that if something isn't new or perfect it's not usable. An example of this is when I was in elementary school I HAD to get new school supplies every year. I wasn't ok with having a (perfectly good) plastic ruler from the year before. And until recently it was extremely rare if I used every page in a notebook.
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We need to throw away our throw away culture.
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#reduceyourfootprint #progressnotperfection #reduce #reuse #bringyourown #banthebag #plastic #stopsucking #sustainable #greenmatters #wastefree #waronwaste #saynotoplastic #thereisnoplanetb #foodwaste #goinggreen #learngreen #landfill #makingchangetogether #nostrawnovember #nurdles #thinkdirtyapp #upcycle #wastefree


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Whoโ€™s ready for the first International Strawfree Day?!? We at Jr Ocean Guardians plan to donate our patch money generated from the #nostrawnovember challenge on February 3rd. The money will he donated to our fellow Girl Scout sisters from the San Jacinto Girl Scout Council in Houston, Texas who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.


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