Protect the Ocean: Ban Plastic Straws

Target: Scott Pruitt, Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency

Goal: Ban plastic straws to reduce plastic waste in our oceans.

Aquatic life is dying all over the world due to our consumption and improper disposal of plastic consumption. Plastic is ending up in every ocean in all corners of the world, and sea life is slowly declining due to plastic ingestion. Several countries have already taken measures to reduce plastic waste, including Sweden and Britain, who recently banned plastic straws and are already seeing a reduction in plastic waste recovered off their coastlines.

If the United States adopted a similar policy, it would have a huge impact on the overall amount of plastic in our oceans, considering the US is a leader in plastic waste. We need to take every measure possible to reduce plastic waste before we end up with any more beached whales full of plastic. Tell EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to stand up for the planet and sign a ban on plastic straws.


Dear Mr. Pruitt,

Your position in the EPA is the most crucial role we have on the front lines of environmental justice. Your influence reaches across all borders and far beyond the land mass we occupy. You have a duty to protect the Earth through any environmental policy you enact. The people have said enough is enough; we demand a ban on plastic straws.

If you were to create a simple ban outlawing the use of plastic straws, our plastic waste would be significantly reduced. There are direct effects we’re seeing across the world when a country bans plastic waste, and the US should step up to the plate next. Stand with us in banning a harmful pollutant.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    illegalize plastic now! we do not really need to live on plastic.

    • Deborah Boychuk says:

      Begin with the top 2 plastics…trash bags & water bottles. Not soda, water. Water outnumbers soda. Water bottles are everywhere!! Trash bags are everywhere!! Must do it worldwide at the same time, or won’t have any effect. We aren’t the only country.

  2. We need to take a real close look at Sweden in the way they dispose of plastic & waste. They are burning it & turning it into something special. We are at the top of the list in dumping our trash into the ocean & landfills. There is a better way & we all need to step up as a nation to reduce our trash.

  3. Lisa Allred says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

  4. Plastic straws and balloons are detrimental to the environment!
    Drink from the can of pour a cup!
    Positive change is in YOUR hands!

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