To: IMC Cinemas

Stop the use of non degradable plastic straws: IMC Cinemas

Stop the use of non degradable plastic straws: IMC Cinemas

Get restaurants, cafes and pubs throughout Ireland to switch to biodegradable straws with the option of plastic for people who need them. This reduction in plastic waste will protect birds, marine life and reduce unnecessary plastic consumption.

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.

Plastic straws should only be given out when requested by people who have a need for them.

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/

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Reasons for signing

  • We think some marine life is dangerous!!! We humans are more dangerous and without any effort we are daily killing these defenceless beautiful creatures by our modern plastic lifestyle!!!!

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