Shark Allies Partnership
We have recently partnered with Shark Allies (www.sharkallies.com)!!!
Their mission, as a non-profit organization, is to raise awareness about the declining shark population.
"Sharks are the Guardians of the Ocean. They take care of a system that is so vital to our quality of life and, ultimately, to our survival. Humanity has not been good to sharks. But we can change that now. We can stop the destruction, reverse the damage, take a stand for what is right, and fight against what hurts us all." - Shark Allies
A portion of all SharkStraw sales will be donated to Shark Allies to help fund their research, tagging of sharks, and campaigns, which include; the banning of shark fin trades, and driftnets. Please help us support Shark Allies by purchasing a SharkStraw today!
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The Oceans Are Drowning In Plastic
There are more than 465 known species of sharks living in our oceans today. Sharks are an apex predator, and they regulate the populations of species below them.
We have not been good to the shark population, but together, we can start changing that NOW!
SharkStraw is a stainless steel, BPA free, collapsible, reusable, and portable eco-friendly straw that will help eliminate millions of straws being used every day. Made from food-grade stainless steel, and TPE biodegradable "green" plastic.
RESPECT OUR OCEANS
Why Plastic is a Problem for Sea Turtles
Jellyfish, Balloon, Plastic bag?
These all look the same to a hungry Sea Turtle.
They are especially dangerous for marine animals that can become entangled or accidentally ingest these items while feeding. Once ingested, the plastic items can cause a variety of issues. Digestive tracts can become blocked, which can lead to starvation and death. Over 100 million marine animals die each year due to marine debris.
More than half of the world’s sea turtles have ingested some plastic or human trash.
2018:Year of the Straw
Americans use an average of 500 MILLION plastic straws per day. Most of those end up in our oceans, polluting the water and killing marine life.
Most plastic straws are too lightweight to make it into the mechanical recycling machines, or be separated, so they end up as non-recyclable trash.
As part of the trash collection, failed recycling, and most of all, human error, millions of straws blow into the streets, beaches, and eventually the oceans.
Remember: All gutters and storm drains lead to the ocean!
SharkStraw can help eliminate millions of plastic straws from ending up in the ocean every day!
With colorful straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS (30 minutes)leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.
It's estimated every day 500,000,000+ plastic straws are used once and tossed in the U.S. alone. Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the #5 most found litter item on beaches. They're non-recyclable, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually.