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Gone Strawless - Help the OK Valley #StopSucking

Updated: Sep 3, 2019


GO has teamed up with local green champion Farmbound Zero Waste and global environmental crusader Lonely Whale to challenge the Okanagan Valley to #StopSucking and go straw-free!


Source: Cardiff University


We're on a mission to find local businesses that have gone straw-free and/or offer sustainable alternatives, so we can celebrate them! While at the same time, challenging those businesses who haven't to #StopSucking and go straw-free!


We want to help the Okanagan ditch their single-use plastic habit, for good. Single-use plastics are harmful to the environment at every step of their lifecycle and, as in the case of straws, are often used for a short period of time before being discarded. Taking them out of the picture will have a big impact on the health of our community and planet. 


Plastic straws are bad for the oceans, waterways, and ecosystems of our planet. We use approximately 57 million every day in Canada, and many of those end up in our waterways, polluting the water and killing animals. We want to encourage people to stop using plastic straws for good. Because if we don’t act now, by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.


"Help us celebrate local businesses that have Gone Strawless!" - Shayne Meechan, Director Green Okanagan

Visit our list of local businesses who've Gone Strawless and pop-in to enjoy a straw-free drink. You can also help by letting us know about other local sustainable sips, so they can be added to our list and get a Gone Strawless badge of honour on their door or window.


Are you a local business looking for help to go straw-free? We want to hear from you, contact us.



Find out about the plastic pollution problem and how you can be a part of the solution here!





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