Americans use Millions of plastic straws every day—enough straws to wrap around Earth 2 ½ times. While plastic straws are called “disposable,” they last forever and are among the top 10 items collected globally during beach cleanup events. In 2018, LMC and partner organizations removed 1,401 straws from Florida beaches alone.

On Earth Day 2018, as part of our Blue Table Initiative, Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) partnered with local restaurants to go #StrawFreewithLMC. The local restaurants listed below agreed to refrain from offering plastic straws to their patrons on Earth Day, April 22, 2018. This helped increase public awareness of the need to eliminate single-use plastics, such as straws. The initiative eliminated an estimated 15,000 straws from being thrown away and potentially entering the marine environment. Many restaurants have pledged to continue this initiative going forward! Think about going #StrawFreewithLMC at your restaurant. This small step toward ocean conservation can start with you!

If you own or manage a restaurant that may be interested in participating,
please contact Katie O’Hara at kohara@marinelife.org.

Jupiter Participating Restaurants:

  • The Center Street Nook
  • The Marriott Palm Beach Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
  • Duke’s Lazy Loggerhead Cafe
  • Surf Taco
  • Jetty’s Waterfront Restaurant
  • Rancho Chico
  • Tequesta Brewing Company
  • Twisted Trunk Brewing
  • Corner Cafe
  • Nick & Johnny’s Osteria
  • Hurricane Cafe
  • Dive Bar Restaurant
  • Schooners
  • Calaveras Cafe
  • Jupiter Beach Resort
  • Juno Beach Cafe
  • Chowder Heads
  • Little Moir’s Food Shack
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Jupiter Fish House
  • Lou’s Bar & Grill
  • Time to Eat Diner
  • Baldino’s Italian Restaurant
  • Jupiter Hills Golf Club
  • Papa Kwans Coffee Shop
  • Cafe Des Artistes
  • Sushi Jo

 

West Palm Beach Participating Restaurants:

  • Palm Sugar
  • Leila Restaurant
  • Grease
  • Pizza Girls
  • ER Bradley’s
  • 123 Datura
  • Hullabaloo
  • Clematis Pizza
  • Chickpea
  • Ganache
  • Nico’s Pizza
  • JimmyChangas
  • City Pizza Italian Cuisine
  • Copper Blues
  • Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
  • Mojito
  • MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company

 

Palm Beach Participating Restaurants

  • The Breakers Palm Beach