When reading this, there is one thing to keep in mind -PLASTIC IS FOREVER! That’s right, it does not go away, away doesn’t exist. There.is.no.away. Got the message? Now let’s take action. I do believe I can make this REALLY easy for you. One word-NO. Just say NO. No to plastic straws. If you run a business or work in one that has the straw on the counter option-either get rid of them OR don’t offer them. EVER.
Here’s why- billions of straws filter into landfill and our oceans every year. Because plastic doesn’t biodegrade, it breaks down into millions of pieces, hooking up with our food chain and then potentially ending up on YOUR dinner plate.
So, some movers and shakers in the UK have started a revolution called- Straw Wars. They are asking for all UK pubs and restaurants to cut down on the usage of straws, by only providing straws when requested. It helps businesses to save a little money and have a positive impact on the environment.
For the straw lovers, there are options, there are ALWAYS options. You can visit Emerald and Ella for a wide choice of eco-friendly, biodegradable Paper Straws. They have the most colourful range of candy stripes, spots and colours.
Share this with anyone you know who could make a positive change in their cafe, pub, restaurant or coffee shop and let me know how you go!