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Plastic Recycling and Reduction

Replacing single-use plastic items with reusable options keeps plastic out of the ocean and animals out of harm’s way.

Easy Action: Use our water bottle refill stations to stay hydrated on your next visit.

How the Houston Zoo Helps

The Houston Zoo is plastic bottle and plastic bag free!

The Houston Zoo holds annual beach clean ups to remove plastic trash and to involve the community in saving animals in the wild.

How You Can Help

Bring your reusable bags when shopping.

Say no thank you to straws and other single-use plastic items.

Plastic Recycling and Reduction News / More ›

Celebrate Earth Day and Save Species at Party for the Planet this Weekend!
April 15, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day and Save Species at Party for the Planet this Weekend!

Two Young Houstonians Team up with the Houston Zoo to Save Sea Turtles!
March 21, 2019

Two Young Houstonians Team up with the Houston Zoo to Save Sea Turtles!

Houston Zoo Staff Head to the Coast to Save Local Wildlife
February 18, 2019

Houston Zoo Staff Head to the Coast to Save Local Wildlife

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