Think about this for a minute, when you visit a restaurant and order a drink do you use a straw or prefer to sip without one?
A few environmental organizations are questioning if these pieces of plastic are really necessary.
Reporter Lauren Rautenkranz introduced us to the "no straw initiative" a couple of months ago, but when she checked back in for an update she learned how much their efforts had spread.
Not only is this new initiative expanding across the area, but Wrightsville Beach Keep It Clean, the Plastic Ocean Project and Cape Fear's Surfrider Foundation are already planning how they can push this green movement even further.
We'll tell you the restaurants that are participating and tell you how it can impact the environment locally on Fighting Plastic Pollution on Fox Wilmington, Wednesday May 4 at 10!