Last summer we:
Collected 2103 straws
In 12 STRAWkles, we pulled more than 2,000 plastic straws from the ocean in a 200m x 30m area.
Engaged 319 volunteers
STRAWkling became a Saturday morning activity loved by all ages, with hundreds (known as the STRAWkle Squad) coming to jump in the ocean and clean it up over Summer.
Trained 45 Business Engagement Warriors
We worked with Plastic Free Manly to harness the enthusiasm of the STRAWkle Squad and give them the tools and training to talk to local businesses and empower them to ditch the plastic straw.
Convinved 40+ businesses to go plastic-straw free
In collaboration with Convenient for Who and Plastic Free Manly, we helped more than 40 businesses removed plastic straws from their operations.
Made the news more than ten times!
We helped bring some much needed attention to the impact plastic straws have on our blue backyard