drinking straw awareness month

A Simple Way to Make Our Oceans Safer

Did you know 500 million straws are used each day in the United States alone? Plastic straws are among the top 10 marine debris items found on our beaches. Plastic never disappears, instead it breaks down into tinier pieces that marine life can mistake for food. Seventy percent of all seabirds and 30% of all sea turtles have plastics in their digestive systems. Once an animal eats plastic, their life expectancy lowers by 50%. By the year 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.

With that in mind, Hobee’s has teamed up with dozens of other restaurants to partner with Girl Scout Troop 60016’s “Last Straw” initiative. We will now be offering straws upon request. Thanks for helping us to reduce straw pollution and waste!