ages 12-16

CHALLENGE TOPIC: Strike out straws. Why should single-use plastic straws be banned?

Films must be one minute or less in duration and may be in narrative or documentary format. Win up to $1,000 for yourself and/or your school! The school with the most entries will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize.

Enter by March 9th to be eligible to win an early bird prize!

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Why are plastic straws toxic for the environment?

Studies show that Americans go through more than 500 million plastic straws every single day. They’re so small that it’s difficult to recycle them.

Plastic straws are among the top 10 pollutants of the ocean and our beaches.

There are alternatives.

Reusable straws come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Some of the most popular reusable straws are made from stainless steel or glass.