Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Port of Seattle Social Program

By Karen Robes Meeks

Tenants at the Port of Seattle are going strawless this month.

More than 100 Seattle eateries, including those at seaport locations, are taking part in Strawless in Seattle, a month-long effort to support the Lonely Whale Foundation’s Strawless Ocean endeavor to eliminate 500 million plastic straws from the waste stream this year.

Those who want a straw will be given a paper one that can decompose in 45 to 90 days.

“As a marine life researcher, I know firsthand that efforts like Strawless in Seattle help improve the health of oceans,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman. “The Port of Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal is the home of the North Pacific fishing fleet, and through Sea-Tac Airport, our cruise and maritime facilities we host millions of travelers who come here to experience our natural environment. Port industries and their employees depend upon healthy oceans and supporting this effort fits our mission to improve the health of our environment and community.”

Participants on the waterfront include:
• Fisherman’s Terminal: Chinook’s Restaurant, Highliner Pub
• Anthony’s Pier 66
• Shilshole Marina Jibe Espresso
• World Trade Center (Alaskan Way), Bell Harbor Conference Center (Pier 66), Clipper CafĂ© (Pier 69)

Visit http://www.strawlessocean.org/seattle for more details.