The no-straw movement is growing. I first noticed it at a national park a couple of years ago, last fall Seattle connected with the Lonely Whale Foundation to go strawless for a month and London City Airport is also ditching straws for good. Now even a restaurant in my hometown of Oshkosh has announced that they’re going strawless. Why is it a big deal? Single-use plastics are clogging our waterways, littering our streets and cramming into our landfills. Many single use plastics cannot be recycled and there are often reusable alternatives. Last August the Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Organization launched the #DitchTheStrawPDX program to help businesses reduce plastic straw usage.