PLASTIC STRAWS - THE SILENT KILLER
Plastic straw waste is one of the most easily preventable kinds of plastic waste. Straws end up in landfill or find their way to the ocean eaten by fish that in turn we eat. Plastic is in our food chain and directly affecting our health – leaving us with a ticking timebomb of potentially serious health issues.
It’s time we stopped sucking plastic.
It's time for action
Together we can stop millions of plastic straws from entering our environment. If we all say no to sucking plastic this simple act will have a far reaching effect on our planet.
Number of plastic straws replaced
Since January 2018
Some of the venues that have said no to sucking plastic
EVERY PLASTIC STRAW YOU’VE EVER USED IS STILL OUT THERE IN OUR ENVIRONMENT
In the UK alone 8.5 billion plastic straws get binned every year. It’s time for action. We can stop the problem from growing at the source.
Bars, Restaurants, Cafes - if you’re ready to replace plastic straws we’re ready to support you. We will help you achieve your goal by providing a practical solution to the single use plastic straws issue.
Members of the public - we need you to refuse plastic straws and demand an alternative. Find out how you can get involved, and make a difference.
PLASTIC IS POISON DEMAND AN ALTERNATIVE
We’ve been sold a lie that plastic is disposable. Plastic does not biodegrade, instead it breaks down into increasingly small pieces, ingested by wildlife, and never truly disappears.
The idea of using such a durable material for a single-use drinking straw, an item used for a couple of minutes, is senseless. Our plastic habit, driven by convenience and profitability, is out of control and our seas, our wildlife and our health is paying the price.