Do your part this National Skip the Straw Day

22nd February 2019 in Green

Do your part this National Skip the Straw Day

National Skip the Straw Day February 22 is a reminder to refrain from using single-use, disposable plastic in our everyday lives.

On February 22 and every day, use renewable alternatives to plastic straws when consuming beverages, or embrace the true spirit of the day and go completely strawless. This day of observance is part of a larger movement driving change throughout the world.

Here’s what you can do this National Skip the Straw Day:

Individuals: Stock up on reusable straws made from glass, stainless steel, or bamboo.
Businesses: Opt out of offering straws, except upon request, and consider providing alternatives to plastic straws.

Research indicates that by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

Awareness has grown in recent years regarding the issues surrounding plastic waste. You can significantly reduce your office’s environmental footprint with just a few small changes. Every business has the responsibility of being aware of the Eco impact they are having upon the planet. Use National Skip the Straw Day as a chance to discuss and educate each other on the responsibility we each towards our planet.

Did you know…

Few people realise that straws are among the top 10 items found during beach cleans. Most plastic straws are too lightweight to make it through the mechanical recycling sorter. They are too small to separate and because of this usually end up in landfill. Due to being exposed to the elements and because their lightweight nature, end up blown into bodies of water.

Although plastic straws are small items, they still take thousands of years to break down, which seems preposterous considering that they are only used for a few minutes during the intake of one beverage, before being tossed aside without an afterthought for their future journey after their solo use. As an item of convenience for the vast majority of us, we believe swapping the single-use plastic straw for a reusable one. Our Stainless steel straws are dishwasher safe as well as rust and scratch proof. We offer them in regular size as well as large intended for smoothies.

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