Straw Kids

Who We Are

We are a team of kids, banding together to minimize the use of single use plastics - we are starting with plastic straws!

Why is Reducing Single use Plastic Important to Us?

"After a while, if we don’t do anything, the environment is going to be so polluted it will be hard for humans and animals."

~ Cora

"In a few decades, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. If we don’t do something, plastic straws and other plastic things will get into humans’ waters and it can get into our bodies."

~ Geneva

"It harms animals and the environment and my generation and the next is going to be in trouble."

~ Megan

"Because of my deep love for animals and when I see pictures of the whale's belly full of plastic, it just makes my heart ache."

~ Kaileigh

"This is important to me because I want to see a beautiful world for all my life. If we keep going like this, it might not happen. It’s important for all animals to live on our planet. They’re important to our planet’s ecosystem."

~ Nora

Plastic debris polluting our oceans

Plastic debris polluting our oceans

Trash in the Ocean

Marine biologists remove 12 cm straw from turtle's nose

Marine biologists remove 12 cm straw from turtle's nose

Over 63 pounds of plastic were found in the whale's belly

Over 63 pounds of plastic were found in the whale's belly

Plastic that has polluted a sandy beach

Plastic that has polluted a sandy beach

This is what we want our beaches to look like!

This is what we want our beaches to look like!

Straw Kids Making Waves

September 13, 2017

Megan writes a letter to the Redmond City Council. Read More »

October 17, 2017

Redmond City Council, urging a ban on plastic straws

April 9, 2018

Geneva Betnel Pushes for Straw-Free Shoreline

April 14, 2018

March for Science Rally

April 14, 2018

Meeting with Pramila Jayapal and Nancy Pelosi at the March for Science in Seattle. Read More »

May 15, 2018

Kirkland City Council, urging council members to ban plastic straws.

May 28, 2018

Featured on King 5 News.

June 6, 2018

Group of elementary school students on a mission to rid the world of plastic straws - Komo News article. Read More »

Date TBD

Meeting with State Representative Shelley Kloba

October 10, 2018

Meeting with legislator Manka Dhingra.

January 24, 2019

Testifying in Olympia, WA in support of the new bill introduced, banning single use plastic straws.

What Are The Stats?

  • Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide.
  • 73% of beach litter worldwide is plastic.
  • A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute.
  • Worldwide, about 2 million plastic bags are used every minute.
  • 90% of plastic polluting our oceans is carried by just 10 rivers.
  • Plastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year.
  • The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year.
  • The average time that a plastic bag is used for is … 12 minutes.
  • Over the past 50 years, world plastic production has doubled.

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