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Stop Sucking Week


Join UNCW Plastic Ocean Project in our Stop Sucking Week in partnership with the Lonely Whale Foundation! 

We are 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! 

We will be tabling:
Monday 11/13 in front of Randall Library from 10AM-2PM
Tuesday 11/14 in Fisher from 10AM-2PM
Wednesday 11/15 in front of Randall Library from 10-2PM
Thursday 11/16 in front of Randall Library from 10-2PM

We will have metal straws (an easy and cheap substitute to plastic straws, straw facts, buttons, contests, photo-ops, and more! 

Let's all come together as a community and shed light on the ugly truth of plastic straws! #stopsucking

Sign our petition to stop sucking here and help us reach our goal of 1,000 signatures! 
https://www.change.org/p/chancellor-jose-v-sartarelli-remove-plastic-straws-from-the-university-of-north-carolina-wilmington?recruiter=155153205&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=autopublish