These everyday items are threatening NJ’s waters — What you can do about it – USA

Posted on August 4, 2017 by DrRossH in Balloons, Plastic Straws

Enjoying a fountain soda from a beachfront grill at the Jersey Shore, or releasing a balloon into the air at a wedding or charity event, can be deadly…to marine life, that is.

Source: These everyday items are threatening NJ’s waters — What you can do about it

Henry said her group is working with New Jersey and New York businesses in hopes of getting them to move to a “straw upon request” system, instead of making the thin tubes an automatic with most drinks.

According to Henry, beach bar Donovan’s Reef in Sea Bright is making steps towards reducing straw distribution. When reached for comment, the general manager said the bar is very interested and excited to help reduce pollution along the beaches and in the ocean.

“If everyone in New Jersey used one less straw a day, there would be almost 9 million less straws in the waste stream,” Henry