Sin Sorbeto Por Favor
About The Campaign
For Earth Day 2021, AD&V® launched the ¡Sin Sorbeto Por Favor! (Without the straw, please!) campaign to educate and inspire the public to order their drinks without straws in order to drastically reduce their use and prevent further damage to the environment.
According to studies approximately 500 million straws are used daily in the United States. Unfortunately, these straws end up in oceans or landfills. Plastic straws are not biodegradable and very difficult to recycle. These are often consumed by marine animals, causing them serious harm and putting their lives in danger. If we don’t make a positive change to avoid this damage, experts estimate that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
The focus of the ‘No Plastic Straws, Please!’ campaign was to educate people and local businesses about the great damage that straws do to the environment. We carried out this message by placing promotional materials such as table tents with interactive QR Codes on affiliated businesses where the consumer could find information about the campaign. We also promoted the campaign through our social media networks (@advfirm) so that the public could follow the initiative, learn and understand its importance.
We all need to do our part to stop the use of plastic straws and commit to taking this important step for the future of our ecosystem. We invite everyone to join the ‘No Plastic Straws, Please!’ initiative.
In the News
The ¡Sin Sorbeto Por Favor! campaign was featured in the following news articles:
Join the Initiative
We created a petition so that more people and businesses can join our initiative in committing to stopping the use of plastic straws. If you would like to join this campaign, you can sign the petition by clicking on the button below:
Currently, our AD&V® office headquarters are located on the second floor of the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino’s annex building. We decided to call on nearby businesses to help us in carry out this strawless initiative, and they delivered! We couldn’t have done it without the collaboration of the following incredible neighbors and partners:
The Dangers of Plastic Straws
According to the National Park Service, approximately 500 million straws are used daily in the United States. Since plastic straws are too small and lightweight to be easily recycled, they end up in landfills and in our oceans. Not to mention that in order to make plastic straws, pollution is created and resources such as water and fossil fuels are sacrificed.
Unfortunately, the plastic from the straw is consumed by marine animals, putting their lives at risk. The harm of plastic straws in marine life was first infamously seen in 2015, after a viral video showed rescuers removing a straw from a sea turtle’s nose. Additionally, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection states that about 90% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have plastic in their stomachs. If something is not done to prevent this damage, experts estimate that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
Take a look at this infographic below to learn more about plastics straws and their harm: