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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 now single-use plastic bag, bottle, and straw free.

The Houston Zoo leads monthly cleanups of plastic pollution on the Surfside Jetty to save wildlife like sea turtles and coastal birds.

The Houston Zoo works with local partners to change behavior around single-use plastic consumption.

How You Can Help

Bring your reusable bags when shopping to reduce your use of plastics.

When dining out, ask your server to skip the straw to help save ocean animals like sea turtles.

Plastic Recycling and Reduction News / More ›

You and the Zoo are Saving Wildlife on the Galapagos Islands!
June 17, 2019

You and the Zoo are Saving Wildlife on the Galapagos Islands!

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!

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