As part of the Skip the Straw initiative, we are asking Florida communities to help educate the public on the importance of reducing plastic pollution. DEP has developed the below social media toolkit that includes social media graphics and example posts. You can help by sharing the images and posts on your own social media platforms, and using the hashtag, #SkipTheStraw.
500 million single-use plastic straws are used in the United States every day. This means that every year, we use enough straws to wrap around the earth 2.5 times. Take the pledge to #SkipTheStraw link FloridaDEP.gov/SkipTheStraw
Do you #SkipTheStraw? Vendors at Florida Caverns, De Leon Springs and Blue Springs don’t even stock straws! #MySprings FloridaDEP.gov/SkipTheStraw
Single-use plastic straws cannot be recycled in most places. Choose biodegradable or reusable straws. The best option? #SkipTheStraw. Take the pledge and help keep plastic litter out of our landscapes and waterways. FloridaDEP.gov/SkipTheStraw
Plastic straws are among the top items collected at beach cleanups every year. Properly dispose of litter and #SkipTheStraw. Take the pledge! FloridaDEP.gov/SkipTheStraw
To help keep beaches clean and wildlife happy, vendors at Fort Zachary Taylor, Fort Clinch and Delnor Wiggins Pass state parks do not stock straws. You can help, too. #SkipTheStraw. FloridaDEP.gov/SkipTheStraw
Plastic trash is found in most marine and terrestrial habitats, including bays, rivers, estuaries, beaches and coral reefs. The Marine Debris Reporting and Removal Program encourages local divers and dive shops to report marine debris and organize reef cleanups. #SkipTheStraw and help keep plastic away from our coral reefs! FloridaDEP.gov/SkipTheStraw
Skipping the single-use plastic straw will reduce plastic that litters landscapes, oceans and waterways. Take the challenge and #SkipTheStraw FloridaDEP.gov/SkipTheStraw
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