Founder of the Be Straw Free campaign Milo Cress
Milo Cress

Having Words With: Milo Cress, founder, Be Straw Free campaign

NRN talks to the 11-year-old about sustainability and his Be Straw Free campaign.

A thirsty world uses 500 million straws a day, with many of those coming from restaurants. That’s enough disposable straws to fill more than 46,400 large school buses per year.

Milo Cress is working to remove some of those from the waste stream with his Be Straw Free campaign. Cress urges people to invite at least “one restaurant to consider offering straws to customers instead of serving a straw with each drink automatically.”

Since the campaign beg

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