MAKING CORNWALL PLASTIC STRAW FREE
Get involved! We are asking schools, pupils, teachers and parents to join us in a day of refusing single-use plastic on the 8th May, which is the 93rd birthday of Sir David Attenborough! Many of you will have seen coverage over the last couple of years of the dreadful levels of plastic pollution in our oceans, which is harming wildlife and even getting into our own food chain. Find out how to get involved and all the info HERE
Why Stop Supplying Plastic Straws
They are a clear example of completely unnecessary single use plastic that is used for an average of just 20 minutes and then discarded. Every straw on the planet right now will outlive everyone reading these words.
Some problems seem too big to tackle. This problem isn’t. We can do it if we all work together!
We understand some people need a straw to drink and so we recommend asking for a paper straw. Individuals always requiring a straw to drink may wish to purchase their own bamboo/ stainless steel /glass reusable straw.
Apart from paper straws, so called ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’ straws still usually contain some form of plastic so do not break down in the marine environment, therefore, we do not recommend them as an alternative. Please check before you buy!
Our Key Objectives
To create a comprehensive community of restaurants, cafes, pubs, hospitality venues and businesses that have agreed to and have gone straw free.
To engage the people in Cornwall to order their drinks without a straw, wherever they go and if given a straw to hand it back and explain “I’m plastic straw free and your business should be too – please sign up at finalstrawcornwall.co.uk”
To celebrate the success of Cornwall going straw free; to influence our neighbours in Devon and beyond, and, to change our thinking about single use plastic products.
Every plastic straw on the planet right now, will outlive everyone reading these words.
Why Cornwall? Why Now?
Cornwall is our home, a remarkable county which is world renowned for its rugged coastal beauty. With over 300 miles of coastline and a worldwide reputation for hospitality, food and ocean-side adventure, Cornwall is a community perfectly positioned to say no to drinking straws and influence others to do the same.
As well as sending a message to the world that we are starting to tackle the threat of single use plastic, the Final Straw can also save businesses money if they stop purchasing and giving plastic straws away. They also get a wonderful thank you across the campaign’s social media platforms and on its website for supporting the Final Straw Cornwall campaign.
Plastic straws are the easy first rung on the ladder and Cornwall an ideal place to achieve their demise.