10 Year Old Declares War On Straws
Restaurants around the world would no longer automatically plop down a straw on your table if a 10 year old boy from Vermont has his way.
Milo Cress is not going as far as calling for an end to the use of straws, but he would like to see restaurants cut down on the practice. He said he came up with the idea after constantly being served a plastic straw at restaurants.
Since then the 10 year old has started asking restaurants in his hometown to start offering straws to customers instead of automatically handing them out.
“The goal is to reduce the use and waste of plastic straws that go into our landfill, and to encourage restaurants to adopt an ‘offer-first policy,’” Milo told the Christian Science Monitor.
Milo is now taking his campaign worldwide. His organization “Simply Straws” says some 500 million straws are handed out each day in the United States. So far several restaurants have signed on, including a major chain in Canada.
You can follow Milo’s progress on his web site Bestrawfree.org.