Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
This is the first, official blog post of Today at Tako! How exciting! If you are looking for information regarding the company, this is not the place to be looking, unfortunately. You can find more information about our product on our website or Facebook page, but this here is a place for us to express ourselves as individuals and as a company. Be expecting to read a lot about company culture, and other things the individuals at Tako have been up to!
Okay, now that we got that out of the way, hello! We at Tako would like to extend a warm welcome to you, our reader! We are so excited to begin this journey with you! Reading is a journey often experienced between the author and the reader….sooooo…yes. To say we are excited is an understatement.
At the Tako HQ a few of us decided that it would be wise of us as a company to be invested not only in our community, but also events around the world, globally. We will be doing a monthly “Tako in our Community” post to keep you updated on the cool stuff we have learned and the measures we are taking to prevent, help, or enhance the world around us. The world is a playground that has been gifted to us, and nobody wants to play on a dirty playground.
The first issue we would like to address is the whole “straw” thing going out here in California. So what’s the deal with that anyway? Well, FYI the whole “straw thing” dates back as far as January of 2018 when a new bill was proposed to make it illegal to offer plastic straws in restaurants. No word on if the bill passed yet, but I particularly took an interest in this phenomenon.
For Tako, it dated back a few months ago. Alex, our company VP was noticeably denying straws in public restaurants and I took…well…a noticing. Some days I wish I wouldn’t have asked him why this was the case. Alex ended up pulling up the dreaded “Sea Turtle with a Straw” video. It ruined my lunch. I can’t even post the video because honestly, it’s just too gruesome.
But it piqued my curiosity.
Did you know that Americans use over 500 million drinking straws every day? That is actual insanity. If even just a portion of these straws happened to find their way into the ocean, I don’t know how anything. let alone sea turtles, could be swimming safely. It inspired something in me.
The journey to how this happened isn’t very interesting, but now we use metal straws at Tako. Check out Chris in action below.
So the next time you’re at a restaurant, just remember how many straws get disposed of each day. Do your part. Get a metal straw. Or just sip from the top! Either way, it’s always an interesting conversation piece with your waiter or waitress! And you can always have a good laugh at your metal straw! Either way, it’s a small part to play in the cleanliness of our world! Do your part!
Thanks for reading! See you next time!