Take the Straws Upon Request Pledge! Single-use plastics are a problem. Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck full of discarded plastics is dumped into the ocean. This plastic persists for hundreds of years and can kill marine animals by entangling them, poisoning them or blocking their digestive tracts. Instead of fully degrading in the environment, these plastics eventually break down into smaller pieces called microplastics, which have been found widespread in fish and other marine animals, as well as in tap and bottled drinking water. That’s why VPIRG has launched the Straws Upon Request pledge as part of a much broader campaign we’re waging on single use plastics. We’re asking Vermont restaurants and bars to help reduce plastic straw consumption by taking the Straws Upon Request pledge. Customers who want a straw could still get one (preferably a non-plastic one), but employees would only provide straws upon request of the customer. Fewer plastic straws mean a win for the environment, and a win for businesses too. If you own or manage a business that serves beverages, please join the movement away from single-use plastic straws. Please add your business to the pledge! Straws Upon Request Pledge ------------------------------ I pledge that our establishment will adhere to a "straws upon request" policy. Plastic straws will only be made available upon request, and "Straws Available Upon Request" will be printed on our menus at our earliest convenience. --------------------------[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Enter Your Contact Info: *Required fields * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: Address 2: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT None * ZIP / Postal Code: * Phone Number: *1. Question - Required - Name of restaurant/establishment: *2. Question - Required - Your title/role within the establishment: *3. Question - Required - Do you permit VPIRG to list your establishment as a signer of the Straws Upon Request Pledge? Please select response Yes No 4. Question - Not Required - Does your establishment have a website and/or Facebook page? If so, please provide the link(s). (Maximum response 255 chars, approx. 5 rows of text) If you take action and have not already registered, you will receive periodic updates and communications from Vermont Public Interest Research Group.