Please help save the environment, stop using plastic drinking straws.
A drinking straw used as a stirrer may be used for a few seconds, a larger drinking straw may last on average 20 minutes. But then it’s hundred of years in landfill sites or being a big problem in the oceans. There are sightings of great plastic masses the size of small islands floating around out at sea!!! Birds have been found full of plastic objects. Let’s do our bit.
There are plenty of alternatives to the plastic straw that are made from various materials like glass, bamboo, food grade titanium, stainless steel, food-grade silicone rubber, and paper straws (not reusable but are bio-degradable). This last option might be a good option for a children’s party.
They are easy to clean with a purpose build thin brush as the straws tend to be a little thicker than the usual plastic straws.
Did you Know? – 500 million straws are used and discarded every day in the United States alone. That’s 175 Billion a year filtering into landfills and/or littering the oceans. I don’t know how many we are using in the UK but I am sure there are too many finding their way into the environment.
The Last Plastic Straw Challenge
Join a global movement to eliminate plastic drinking straws from our environment. Buy reusable straws for your children and for your juices and smoothies. Request “no straw” at bars & restaurants. From London to Miami, restaurants and bars are banning plastic straws voluntarily. Many cities across the globe will and are following this example.
The Kilner company (British Company) sells a set of 4 drinking straws, these durable straws are reusable. They can be enjoyed and used again and again. Buy a mini brush to keep them clean and in good condition.
Every bit we do to help the environment is a better future for the environment. For our children, grandchildren and the survival of our British wildlife. To say nothing of all the plastic polluting the oceans way out to sea.