News Release: Greensboro City Council Recognizes “No Straw November”

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CITY OF GREENSBORO Contact: Laine Roberts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 336-373-2342

Greensboro City Council Recognizes “No Straw November”

GREENSBORO, NC (November 5, 2019) – In an effort to encourage local residents and businesses to limit the use of single-use plastics, Greensboro City Council has declared this month “No Straw November,” a nationwide effort to reduce the use of plastic straws and other single-use plastics, like cups, lids and bags.

City Council encourages businesses and restaurants to provide straws only upon request and to seek reusable alternatives to plastic straws. Residents are encouraged to refuse plastic straws when they are unwanted and encourage local businesses to minimize plastic straw waste. All are invited to take the pledge to reduce their use of plastic straws online<www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/field-operations/recycle/no-straw-november>.
Plastic waste is directly connected to the water quality and biological health in streams. Small single-use plastics, like straws, can’t be recycled due to their small size and shape. They often end up as litter, and pollute streams and waterways. “No Straw November” seeks to reduce plastic waste and conserve the health of local waterways.
For more information, visit the No Straw November web page<www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/field-operations/recycle/no-straw-november>.

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Amanda Lehmert, Communications Specialist
Communications and Marketing
City of Greensboro
Phone: 336-373-7786
PO Box 3136, Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
www.greensboro-nc.gov
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