STOP SUCKING! Ban the Straw!
Plastic straws have been around for decades, taking over from paper straws in popularity in the 1960s, and today it is thought that Canadians uses over 57 million a day.
However, the excessive use of plastic straws is doing great damage to the environment, and specifically local lakes. Water is being polluted and aquatic life is being injured and killed off on a huge scale due to the volume of plastic in the lakes, which straws contribute to in enormous numbers.
Plastic straws are given away at restaurants across Mississauga, often without the server giving the customer an option. This small action adds up to a big impact — Every day in this country, 57 million plastic straws are sipped for five minutes and then landfilled or end up in a lake for an eternity.
The reason, is a lack of awareness about the problem. Take the pledge to refuse single use plastic straws.
Actions You Can Take –
Step 1: Make a personal commitment to say “no” to plastic straws. Whenever ordering a drink, politely request “no straw, please.”
Step 2: Reach out to some local eateries in your neighborhood or town and ask them to change their protocol to only serve straws upon request.
Step 3: Encourage those eateries to make a change to non-plastic straw options – like paper or bamboo straw.
Go strawless altogether or get a stash of sexy stainless steel or glass ones that can be washed and reused. For more information visit The Last Straw