Sign the UK petition to help cut down on the amount of single-use disposable plastics and to diminish marine pollution!
Whether they are put in the bin or thrown on the floor the toxic chemicals still leak into our oceans and damage/kill marine life.
Remember that plastic can only be down-cycled, this means that after a few times that it is "recycled" it will still go to the landfill.
If you add to this that most plastic materials cannot be recycled at all and that the ones which can be recycled/down-cycled require a lot of energy.. avoiding these products is simply the easiest and most eco-friendly solution!
There are so many alternatives to single use plastic straws, like awesome reusable stainless steel or glass straws..or like not using a straw (most times it's not really needed anyway)
To sign the petition all you need is a UK adress!! So this can be signed also by non-UK citizens who are currently living in the UK (like me)!
If you want to learn more regarding the health and environmental threats caused by plastic check my blog post.