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Milo Cress, Vermont resident and founder of BeStrawFree


Nine year old Milo Cress is trying to reduce waste by convincing restaurants to use fewer straws.
Nine year old Milo Cress is trying to reduce waste by convincing restaurants to use fewer straws.

Americans use 500 million plastic straws a day and nine-year-old Milo Cress thinks that's way too many. He started BeStrawFree, an organization that urges restaurants in Milo's home state of Vermont to use fewer plastic straws.

His cause is garnering attention from the likes of the National Restaurant Association, the state legislature and the governor.

Milo Cress says, "The goal is for it to become standard for restaurants to offer straws, instead of putting them in drinks automatically. And what I'd like to see is a couple of national chains sign on."

This segment aired on June 8, 2011.

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