“No Straw, Please” Video Competition
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Quick arithmetic will tell you that is roughly 180 billion straws a year. While they are small and perhaps thought of as harmless, 180 billion of anything made out of plastic has the potential to be extremely harmful to any environment.
Plastic straws are now a major source of plastic pollution in the Virgin Islands, because they are a single use plastic item put into most restaurant drinks served in the Virgin Islands.
And all those straws, add up.
Recognizing this, The Coral Bay Community Council, Get Trashed-St. John, and Plastic Free Island: St John have made removing them from restaurants a top priority. This has lead the trio to unite in creating the “No Straw, Please” Social Media Campaign and Competition. The three organizations have been coordinating their efforts with Plastic Pollution Coalition which is responsible for the nationwide “The Last Plastic Straw” campaign.
John and shown publicly at the end of July. A team of judges will choose the winner and runner up, prizes include 2-night mini vacations at Gallows Point Resort and Concordia Eco Resort, including dinners at The Westin, Extra Virgin Bistro, The Thirsty Donkey, and Skinny Legs, and breakfasts at The Triple B and Cruz Bay Landing.
To date on St. John, several restaurants have become completely straw free. In Cruz Bay-Asolare, Barefoot Cowboy, Joe’s Rum Hut, Rhumblines, Waterfront Bistro and Ocean 362, and in Coral Bay- Skinny Legs, Indigo Grill, The Triple B, The Thirsty Donkey, and Concordia Eco-Resort.
To download and complete an application as well as the conditions of the competition, click here: CBCC No Straws Please Application