To: Avoca Mt Usher Gardens, Avoca Cafes

Stop the use of non degradable plastic straws: Avoca Mt Usher Gardens

Avoca has taken straws out of their shops across ireland.

Stop the use of non degradable plastic straws: Avoca Mt Usher Gardens

Get restaurants, cafes and pubs throughout Ireland to switch to biodegradable straws so that we can all help reduce plastic waste and protect birds and marine life.

Why is this important?

A move like this is exactly what we need to turn the tide on plastic pollution. We all know how devastating plastic waste can be on marine life, and by 2050 it is predicted that there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish.

If enough of us pressure the local members in our area - we could create a ripple effect that will make all restaurants and café’s ditch single use plastic straws. If a town like Westport can commit to making all its pubs plastic free, why can’t others? [3]

“We are a coastal town and want to preserve the wildlife and nature in Westport, so getting rid of plastic straws helps us to do that,” Chambers said. "It is very likely that all the other businesses in the town will come on board.”

Notes

[1] http://www.rai.ie/restaurants-association-ireland-ban-plastic-straws

[2] https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jan/19/more-plastic-than-fish-in-the-sea-by-2050-warns-ellen-macarthur

[3]
http://www.thejournal.ie/plastic-straws-ban-westport-3999771-May2018/

Ashford, County Wicklow, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • I am in awe of Uplift and other organizations for organizing the minutiae, only if we change at this level will a real change of heart take hold...
  • I love our beau waters, and feel very sad to see them destroyed through gross neglect of our own behavior.

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2018-07-30 08:18:58 +0100
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