Pledge to buy an In-N-Out gift card if they stop using plastic straws
All-or-Nothing: In-N-Out will only receive these pledges if they make the change.
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To: Lynsi Snyder, President and Owner of In-N-Out Burger
Like so many Californians, the 6th-grade students at Stevenson School love In-N-Out. They love your company's focus on fresh food but when the Seaside, CA location opened last year, they became concerned about the environmental impact of straws on the nearby Monterey Bay.
Single use plastic straws are a huge threat to our oceans and wildlife. That’s why the students joined forced with the Last Plastic Straw to start this campaign asking In-N-Out to ditch plastic and switch to compostable straws.
This effort was started by an elementary school class after they learned about the harm plastic causes the ocean, wildlife, and our health.
We use and discard over 500,000,000 plastic straws daily in the United States. That's enough straws to fill Yankee Stadium over 9 times a year. Straws are in the top 5 list of litter found on International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Plastic does not decompose. Instead, it turns into smaller pieces that end up ingested by marine and land animals and into our food supply.
With over 300 stores in 6 states, In-N-Out can make a big difference by swapping plastic straws for compostable paper straws.
Join the Stevenson School 6th graders, The Last Plastic Straw, and Plastic Pollution Coalition in pledging to dine at In-N-Out when the plastic straws are replaced. With enough pledges, In-N-Out will see the widespread customer support for this change and act. Make a pledge, and share with your friends and family. You can also share the student videos under the 'more videos' tab to help raise awareness.
The Last Plastic Straw is a movement to eliminate single-use plastic at the source and a project of Plastic Pollution Coalition.
The Last Plastic Straw was created as a way to connect the individual in a positive, impactful, and tangible way towards a solution to the plastic pollution problem. By empowering and educating the public and private sectors on plastic pollution, and suggesting a simple act that can have a far-reaching instantaneous effect on our planet.
In only the past twenty years, people have come to expect plastic straws in every drink, in an example of extreme waste being generated for minimal convenience. These short-lived tools are usually dropped into a garbage can with no further thought, instantly becoming a source of plastic pollution.
The Last Plastic Straw initiative seeks to activate citizens through a grassroots campaign to encourage individuals to push for change in restaurant protocol and practices in their local communities around the world.
Learn more about this effort by visiting http://thelastplasticstraw.org.
The 6th grade class at Stevenson School in Carmel, California has been learning about the environmental impact of plastic pollution.
As part of Zero Waste Week, the students created their own videos highlighting this issue from their point of view. The students then voted alongside a panel of community judges to see which videos would be featured as part of this campaign.
Great job by all the students! Here are the winning videos:
First Place (tie)
By: Noah P. and Jake P.
First Place (tie)
By: Piper A. and Sofia B.
William C. and Jean-Luc D.
By Audon F., Asher G., and Vikram P.