Martin County’s plastic straw resolution will make it the first Treasure Coast government to ask businesses to curb or stop using plastic straws. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. STUART — To keep more plastic out of the ocean and away from marine life, would you give up using plastic straws at your favorite restaurants? To prove it, commissioners on Tuesday will sign a resolution that encourages county businesses to voluntarily reduce or stop using single-use plastic straws and polystyrene products like Styrofoam. The goal is to help eliminate the 8.8 million tons of plastic pollution that flow into the oceans each year, which is expected to double by 2025, according to the resolution drafted by county staff. Glass straws, like those seen here on an outside table overlooking the south fork of the St. Lucie River in Stuart on Thursday, April 18, 2019, are used for drinks served in-house at Gilbert’s Coffee Bar, while “HAY! Straws” are used for drinks to-go. (Photo: XAVIER MASCAREÑAS/TCPALM) The resolution creates an outreach campaign to educate the public, s...