NEW! The Last Straw Calgary

The Last Straw is an initiative to encourage bars and restaurants to go straw-free on July 14, 2018.

The Last Straw Calgary is a campaign presented by Plastic-Free YYC, a grassroots non-profit aimed at reducing single-use plastic by raising awareness about the overall impact of plastic on our community and our planet.  We hope to inspire individuals, collaborate with businesses, and encourage governing bodies to evoke change and ultimately helping Calgarians lead a plastic-free lifestyle.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be recruiting as many bars and restaurants as possible to join us in making July 14th The Last Straw.

Visit the campaign page for more info.

If you are interested in joining us in saying no to straws in your business, please contact us at

Let’s Go Bagless, Calgary

Join us in our campaign to tell our leaders, it’s time to say no to the plastic bag!

Canadians use 2.86 billion plastic bags per year, filling landfills, polluting communities and harming the environment. That’s 7.8 million a day.

Plastic-free YYC has joined forces with Ban the Bag YYC to unify our voice in reducing plastic waste in our community. We believe bag bans or bag levies work because they force a change in habit across the masses. Our goal is to encourage our municipal leaders to adopt policies that will help our city become more sustainable. To learn more about our joint bag ban campaign, visit

Take Action Now! 

Sign the petition to Ban the Bag in Calgary: Ban the Bag YYC PETITION

Send your city council member an email or letter demanding change!
Find drafted, ready-to-go emails to your mayor or city councilor HERE

Calgary has the opportunity to lead and demonstrate to the world that it is committed to a more sustainable future. So Calgary, its time to let your voice be heard.

Fight for THEIR future. Our youth ambassadors, the Plastic-free Pirates, are spearheading this initiative with our support. Give them your support,join the campaign. 

If you are interested in joining us in this venture, please contact us at

Contact Us for more information.