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, saving the following annually:
- ~300,000 plastic bottles
- ~80,000 plastic bags
- ~23,000 plastic straws
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.
Businesses interested in going single-use plastic straw free – consider making a pledge to join our campaign! (click the image below to learn more)