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Why Does  
it Matter?

12 million tonnes of plastic is entering our oceans every year – that’s a rubbish truck full every minute.

The public world-wide have now become much more aware that our oceans are drowning in plastic. The impact of plastics on the planet was widely publicised by David Attenborough on Blue Planet and it has been in the news all around the world. So, now is the time to act!

Did you know that plastic straws are incredibly polluting and are now one of the top five items found on beaches worldwide?

In the UK alone, according to Defra, we use 8.5 billion straws per year.

Each straw is only used on average for 20 minutes but can take more than 200 years to break down into smaller pieces, and often does not fully disintegrate.

 

EVERY PLASTIC STRAW ON THE PLANET RIGHT NOW, WILL OUTLIVE EVERYONE READING THESE WORDS – BUT YOU CAN BE THE CHANGE!

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.

OUR FOCUS

Our campaign to rid Cornwall of single use plastic straws and raise awareness of the damage plastics are causing to the environment is gathering momentum.

The 
Impact 
& how 
You can help
 

The simple ask of refusing the use of plastic straws has already opened people’s eyes and made them look at, and address, their use of other single-use plastics. If they can refuse a straw then that is a small easy step to take.

Final Straw Cornwall is a purely volunteer led non-for-profit community campaign. With 285 businesses (and counting) in addition to all St Austell Brewery establishments, we feel that we are well on the way to making a big impact in Cornwall.

And that’s where you come in!  Please join us by saying no to single use plastic straws and pledging a small donation.

“KNOWLEDGE IS THE KEY TO MANY SOLUTIONS – ONCE PEOPLE REALISE THE PROBLEM AND THE BULB IN THEIR BRAIN LIGHTS UP, THEY CAN BE INSPIRED TO TAKE ACTION, FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES AND TELL OTHERS.” PAT SMITH

Our Trusted Partners

There is strength in numbers and there are many other closely aligned organisations and campaigns working tirelessly to make a better world and supporting Final Straw Cornwall, so collaboration is a huge part of reaching our main goal. Thank you to you all!

#These pictures are here just to show what it would look like and to fill space.

 

Final Straw Cornwall

Help Us Make Cornwall Plastic Straw Free

If you have any questions for the Final Straw Cornwall team, please contact us. #BUTTON IS NOT LINKED!