Remove Plastic Straws from the University of North Carolina Wilmington

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington Plastic Ocean Project (UNCW POP) is concerned with the threat that non-biodegradable plastic straws pose to the health of our ocean and marine life. UNCW is an emerging university that expects a huge influx of growth in the near future, and therefore sustainability is a crucial factor in future decisions on our campus.

UNCW POP is determined to permanently remove plastic straws from all dining locations, and any event or program on the UNCW campus. To create this change, we need the support of our students, faculty, peers, and community. Plastic straws are an unnecessary waste in our daily consumption and behavior. Everyday in the United States alone, 500 million straws are used, and a countless amount find their way into our ocean and our environment. Since we are a university so interconnected with the ocean, it is imperative that we maximize our efforts to reduce plastic waste, and protect what makes our school so great.  Let's make UNCW the first campus to be 100% plastic straw free! 



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