Jimmy Fallon shouts out Vancouver Aquarium: “It’s PAPER straws or NO straws.”


Looks like Vancouver’s hot button plastic straw ban issue has an unexpected supporter of sorts in Jimmy Fallon–and it’s linked to Canada’s esteemed Stanley Cup.

Earlier this week, the “Tonight Show” host had 2018 Stanley Cup champions Alexander Ovechkin and Braden Holtby on to talk about the Washington Capitals’ historic victory. The trio were joined by Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith to take a celebratory drink from the Stanley Cup.

“I’ve got some paper straws,” offers Fallon to the group for their sipping.


Well, this segment got a big nod of approval from the Vancouver Aquarium, who are advocates for reducing ocean plastic pollution, and who are vocal supporters of a ban on disposable straws in Vancouver.

On Twitter Wednesday, the Vancouver Aquarium gave the sports champs and Fallon a big thumbs up for using paper straws:

And, hey, look who took notice! Fallon quotes the Vancouver Aquarium in his reply. “Oh yeah. It’s PAPER straws or NO straws.”

You can watch the Fallon segment here (they head over to the Cup at the 3:30 mark and the paper straws come out around the 4:21 mark):

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom