Why Go Straw Free?


GLOBAL PLASTIC FACTS:

8 MILLION tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans every year and one particular problem with straws is that marine life think they are edible!
It has been predicted that unless we start to clean up our act, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish (by weight) in our oceans!
In the US alone 500-Million straws are thrown away every day!!
Straws are in the top 10 items found in beach clean ups around the world
(in Israel it's top 6!)

 


ISRAEL PLASTIC FACTS:

In Israel, we use more than 125 thousand tonnes of disposable plastic each year!
You can't recycle single-use plastics and most take about 400 YEARS to decompose Israel more than a million straws are thrown away every day, and the real figure is probably more like 4-5 million! Think about it - if just 5000 venues in Israel serve a straw to just 200 customers per day – that's already 1 million straws!
41 thousand truck visits are needed every year to clear this plastic from our cities, using a huge amount of energy and fuel to ‘dispose’ of our waste.
In short, there is no AWAY! Throwing plastic ‘away’ into Landfills is not a solution to prevent plastic pollution. The only way is to REDUCE the consumption in the first place.
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