Seattle Straw Ban: Join My Recycle, Reduce & Reuse Challenge! by Margaret Steck

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5 years ago

Seattle Straw Ban: Join My Recycle, Reduce & Reuse Challenge!

My hometown of Seattle became the first U.S. city to ban straws. Rather than being upset over the ban, many Seattleites are asking themselves, "What other types of plastic can I reduce or reuse?" Thanks to a tip from my neighbor, I decided to eliminate one more plastic item from my daily use: shampoo bottles. So instead of buying bottled shampoo, I'm going to try out some different kinds of shampoo bars for my family. Can you think of any plastic items you can reduce or reuse at home? Here are some ideas:

Small changes in our day-to-day routines can reduce the amount of plastic that ultimately ends up in our oceans and threatens marine life.

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Julie Rose
This is great news and good ideas
Elisa Schmitz
How wonderful! Thank you for this update and for the suggestions, Margaret Steck . Hopefully, more cities and more people will follow Seattle's example!
Michael Kennedy
Love this. My 10 YO is trying to get plastic straws banned in our city. Her next stop is a city council meeting.

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