Boulder, Colorado is jumping into the forefront by reducing plastic waste. Grocery stores charge $.10 for every plastic bag a consumer uses. Now, Boulder is addressing the most commonly littered item, one of the most potent plastic pollutants: STRAWS.
In 2011, Milo Cress, started bringing awareness through the
Be Straw Free Campaign
when he was only 9 years old. He encourages everyone to enjoy their drinks strawless. He
also encourages restaurants to adopt an "offer first" policy on straws.
This year, the city of Boulder and the C3 Boulder group awarded Graham Hill a $300 micro-grant to support climate-related, local initiatives. Hill intends to launch a campaign called Suck the Straws Out of Boulder in partnership with Cress.