We are launching a campaign on social media to encourage all the food outlets in the Whitsundays (70+) to become plastic straw free and sign up to the pledge for The Last Straw campaign. So many already are, which is incredible but the ultimate goal is for every venue in the Whitsundays to sign the pledge and commit to being plastic straw free!
Here’s what you can do to help!
- Find the pinned post on our Facebook page relating to The Last Straw
- Share this post on the venues Facebook page who you want to encourage to join and comment “I want to see you join!”
- Tag that business below our post using the ‘@‘ and then typing their business name
- Speak with any restaurant, café, bar, take away owners you know and encourage them to sign The Last Straw pledge and become PLASITC STRAW FREE…
Why focus on straws? (source: www.thelaststrawonthegbr.org)
Mass plastic use is a huge problem that contributes massive amounts to landfill and has a negative impact on ocean eco systems. Plastic straws are an unnecessary convenience with a big impact. Single use plastics, especially straws, are having an adverse affect on our world, and it’s time to do something about it.
There is an alarming disconnect between what’s in our hands and where it comes from, or what it means for the future. A plastic straw in my gin might seem innocent enough, but multiply that by the billions of people that buy billions of drinks across the world every single day, and you start to get an idea of the scale of the problem we’re looking at. That straw I threw away after stirring my drink will outlive me and everyone else on this planet. Unless we do something to change!