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Day 231: Be Straw Free: Find Out Why and How

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While reading through twitter over my morning coffee today I came across a tweet about a site called Be Straw Free. It instantly caught my eye as I have a drawer full of straws I keep reusing. I do my best not to throw the straws out as I know how much waste they create. Straws seems to last forever! I knew one day I would come up with an idea to reuse them. Once I read more from “Be Straw Free” started by a 4th grader by the name of Milo, I knew I had to do a “give” on how to reuse straws.

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The inspiration was simple for this give. A young boy by the name of Milo that has started a campaign to reduce straw waste in the world.

It is estimated that Americans use on average 1.6 straws per day each.
That’s 500,000 million  a day in the US alone.

Nicolas’ Completed Straw Art

That’s a lot of straws and a lot of environmental waste we could reduce easily. My son and I came up with our own idea how we could use straws to create some fun on a rainy day, make a gift for his Grandmother and reuse some straws at the same time.  Watch the video and see what my son Nic and I did to give back to the planet today and “Be Straw Free.” I see a Picasso in the making!

Saving the Planet One Straw at a Time!

Time Commitment: 1/2 hour of art and a few seconds a day to wash our straws so we can reuse them instead of throwing them out

Cost: I save money by reusing straws

Jacqueline Way
Jacqueline Way
My dream is to inspire people around the world – young and old – to make a better, happier world for everyone. As a family we have come to learn through our own daily giving practice that if we all do one small thing to give every day – together we will be the change the world needs.


  1. Avatar Monika says:

    We have interesting uses for straws in our house…

    Hey there! I’m finally getting around to checking out and following all of the Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers! I hope I’ll see you at the event tomorrow!

    Monika @ Aias Dot Ca

    • jacqueline jacqueline says:

      Thanks Monica! Great ideas!. Sorry we didn’t meet last night I ended up having to run out soon after I arrived. You site and stories are lovely and I look forward to following. Please feel free to send any great giving ideas you are going with your family! Congrats on being one of Vancouver Mom’s top bloggers!

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