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| 4/11/2018

"A straw is not an essential part of your daily life."

-- Rise Above Plastics Coalition chair Davey Connor

St. Petersburg business owners and elected officials on Tuesday unveiled a new campaign attacking an environmental scourge:

The plastic straw.

The "No Straws St. Pete" campaign hopes to convince businesses and residents to curb their usage of straws.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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