GUAPO’s Tortilla Shack is joining the strawless revolution. Effective immediately, they’ve ditched the use of straws in their two Lower Cape restaurants. The move is part of a global initiative to help curb plastic pollution in the oceans. Estimates show that humans use 500 million straws a day and that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. GUAPO’s estimates that they’ll be taking approximately 20,000 straws out of circulation each month with the ban.
“We’re starting to realize that the beaches we’ve grown up with and have taken for granted are struggling because of things that we as humans are doing,” said GUAPO’s owner and Cape native Kyle Parker. “Going strawless isn’t the answer to the crisis, but it’s one small and easy step that we can all take to make a difference.”
The #StopSucking campaign has gained global attention on Social Media with several celebrities vowing to cut out straws. Many cities have also begun adopting policies to ban straws in restaurants.
GUAPO’s is located at 136 Route 6A in Orleans and has a second seasonal restaurant at 239 Underpass Road in Brewster. Visit www.guaposcapecod.com for more information.