L.A. Sucks

Will you skip the straw?

Straws & Stirrers Removed from Los Angeles Beaches in the Last 18 Years*


*Source: Heal the Bay's Marine Debris Database, updated 9/27/19

There will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050.

Roughly 500 million plastic straws are used in the U.S. each day!

Beverage items make up about 40% of the debris we collect at cleanups.

Marine mammals, birds and fish often ingest plastic items.


Strawless Summer

LA doesn’t have to suck. The relentless traffic, all the annoying wannabes, and the really, really long lines for literally everything. (Seriously, I just wanted a cold brew & cronut!)…

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