Antigua Sailing Week is going Straw Free!ASW-logo


In all of Antigua Sailing Weeks partner bars and restaurants and at their official party venues they will be asking everyone to support the ‘Last Plastic Straw’ campaign. Straws are not needed to drink and are so small that if they fall to the ground they are difficult to clean up. Following rain they run off into our waters and create untold damage to marine life and eventually they breakdown and get back into our food chain. Find out more here:

Take the Last Straw Challenge with Ocean Conservancy

If we get 25,000 people to skip the straw at restaurants every time, we can keep 5 million plastic straws out of our ocean and landfills in just one year. Sign up to pledge to “Skip the Straw”.

Skip the Straw

Plastic Free July! Take the pledge

Did you know that apart from the small amount which has been incinerated every piece of plastic ever made still exists in the world today? And that in the first 10 years of this century MORE plastic was produced than the entire last century! Make every month plastic free, please TAKE the challenge, say NO to single-use plastic and SHARE this link:  Plastic Free JulyGive Up Plastic for July Challenge 2014

News & Events Archives

Local PressOne Persons Trash newsletter

The Last Plastic Straw was featured in the City of Santa Cruz’s waste reduction newsletter for the residents of Santa Cruz “One Person’s Trash”. Helping to raise awareness and grow the movement is part of our mission. Thank you City of Santa Cruz for your continued support and for helping us spread the word! One Person’s Trash Newsletter, Spring 2014

Kicking the Plastic Habit

TedX Santa Cruz Sharing TED with the Santa Cruz CommunityThe Last Plastic Straw is happy to announce that TEDx Santa Cruz 2014 was a plastic straw free event! Thank you Hotel Paradox and Solaire restaurant for being an ocean adovocate and minimizing your plastic footprint!  Eliminating the use of plastic straws at large conferences and events prevents thousands of straws from being discarded. We hope to see this practice adopted to include the elimination of all single use plastic items from public gatherings by promoting the use of green alternatives. Better yet, if you plan on attending a conference or event, consider packing your own mug, fork, or plate to enjoy refreshments.

Thank you Hotel Paradox, TEDx Santa Cruz Save Our Shores, and The City of Santa Cruz for your participation in making this happen!