At last year’s International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers picked up more than half a million straws and stirrers, making straws one of the top ten items on our annual list. Straws pose a real danger to animals like sea turtles, albatross and fish who can eat them.

Ocean Conservancy will be reaching out to sustainability directors at large national restaurant chains, and we need your help to encourage them to make a big difference for our ocean with just a small step: Skip the straw!

These restaurant chains serve hundreds of millions of meals every year—just imagine what they’d save if they didn’t serve a straw with every drink.

Take action today by telling large national restaurant chains that you want to be asked before receiving a straw with your drinks.