Kjersti Buaas - Why We Need To Stop Sucking

September 26, 2017 2 min read

Kjersti Buaas Simply Sunlight

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. It is fair to say that our natural playgrounds are being polluted and compromised on a daily basis. One of the biggest issues is single-use plastic, like plastic straws. They are used for minutes, then disposed and they never really break down. Therefore they become poison to our marine life, our environment and eventually to us as we eat the fish.


We go through soooooooo many plastic straws each day (Americans alone use over 500.000 each day - yes that's almost two straws per capita) - I am officially shocked!

This is a real problem, that needs our attention so we can work on solutions to reverse it. The good thing is that radical things are happening in the STRAWLESS world.  Adrian Grenier (the very good looking actor from Entourage) has started an NPO called the Lonely Whale Foundation and they have launched a HUGE campaign that is going viral around disposable plastic straws!! Together with Simply Straws, they challenged me to #StopSucking. Now I'm challenging WHOEVER reads this, to join me and put attention on this issue.


#StopSucking and take the #pledgeagainstplasticstraws now to receive a FREE reusable glass drinking straw from Simply Straws. Unlock your coupon here.




Maybe you are a sucker for straws and are wondering about earth-friendly alternatives to plastic straws. I was personally never a big user of straws, but when I learned that they can help protect our teeth from stains, sensitivity and erosion, I was intrigued. As I don't want to create more waste just so I can sip my drinks, I started seeking out reusable alternatives.

Simply Straws are at the forefront in providing reusable glass straws that can be used over and over and over again. They go in the dishwasher and frankly, the beverages taste so much better when sipped through glass, compared to plastic, paper or aluminum. Glass does not leak any chemicals that harm our hormone system and to me that makes so much sense. I simply don't want chemicals in my body. Learn more about the Simply Straws collection here.



Use your voice to be a force for good. The less plastic we use, the less end up in our oceans and marine life. Are you in or are you gonna keep sucking? :)


This article was written by Kjersti Buaas and originally posted on www.kjerstibuaas.com.

Kjersti Buaas is a 4x Olympic Snowboarder, Yogi and Meditation Guri. Learn more about Kjersti by visiting our Ambassadors page.

Photos by Simply Straws Co-Founder Chanelle Sladics www.chanellesladics.com


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