Why We Give a Sip

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With Give a Sip, we're calling on New York City to get rid of single-use plastic straws. Since they can't be recycled, these straws never really go away. Instead, they often end up in our waters where they do deadly harm to our local animals.

Sea turtles, birds, and fish can't ask us to stop polluting. They often can't avoid getting tangled in plastic or mistaking it for food, either. An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastic in their stomachs. And when an animal ingests plastic, it's often fatal.

We have a plastic waste crisis right now. At the rate we're polluting, there will be more plastic in the ocean by weight than fish by 2050. And we show no signs of stopping. Experts expect plastic production to increase by 40% over the next decade due to a rise in manufacturing.

Be part of the solution. Join with us and give up single-use plastic straws today.

Take the pledge and show you give a sip.

Get a Free Paper Straw for Pledging.*

*Limit one straw per household. While supplies last.

I'll save New York's wildlife by giving up single-use plastic straws.


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