GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Green Team Interns have declared Oct. 27, 2018 to be “Strawless Saturday”.  On this day, all Glen Rock residents are encouraged to refuse plastic straws. The initiative to ban single-use plastics is gaining global attention and by hosting this event, the interns hope that residents will become more conscious of their own waste and the detrimental environmental effects of straws.

The Green Team Interns have created this event as plastic straws never degrade, but instead break down into micro plastics which are tiny pieces of toxic plastic debris. Already, due to the interns’ efforts, four restaurants in Glen Rock switched from plastic straws to paper straws. The Glen Rock Green Team hopes more join the movement.

To participate, just refuse the straw on Strawless Saturday and remind other residents to do the same. Go to for more information.