Skip the Straw

Naples Zoo and our partners invite restaurant and hospitality-based businesses to make the "Skip the Straw" pledge!

Americans use 500 million plastic straws per day - It’s no wonder they’re among the top ten items collected every year during the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). In fact, ICC volunteers have picked up 10 million straws from local beaches and waterways over the thirty year history of the event!

Many restaurants, bars, cafes and other hospitality-based businesses are taking the lead to reduce the use of single-use plastics in their day to day operations. We want to celebrate your commitment to protecting our oceans and natural habitats. All restaurants, bars, cafes and hospitality-based businesses that commit to Skip the Straw – or have already done so – are invited to fill out the pledge form below:

By pledging to take action, you will:

  • Receive a Certificate of Appreciation celebrating your commitment to the environment to display at your business.
  • Have your business logo included on a banner at Naples Zoo in recognition for your pledge (banner will be publicly displayed during the Washed Ashore exhibition, November 17, 2018 to April 21 2019)
  • Be included in a press release announcement celebrating all businesses who pledge to Skip the Straw.
  • Be listed on Naples Zoo’s website as a Skip the Straw participant.


Special Thanks to our Skip the Straw Partners:
Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce
Marco Island Civic Association
Southwest Florida Concierge Association

Special thanks to the following businesses who have taken the pledge:

Ocean Protectors -

Edgewater Beach Hotel, Naples Flatbread Kitchen and Bar, Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza

 
Ocean Defenders -

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Naples, Shula's Naples, JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, True Food Kitchen, Divieto Ristorante, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Riptide Brewing Company, Ridgway Bar & Grill, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Table & Tap at Babcock Ranch

 
Ocean Heroes -

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Survey Cafe, D'Amico's The Continental, Tony's Off Third, La Colmar


Want more info on sustainable options for your business? Learn how to build, buy and operate green by purchasing sustainable, energy efficient EnergyStar products at sftool.ecomedes.com.

To learn about the Florida DEP Sustainable Initiatives Program, visit floridadep.gov/osi.

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