Ban plastic cutlery and straws in fast-food chains to protect our oceans and marine life.
Globally, we throw away 500 million straws a day and according to PlasticOceans.org, we dump 8 million tonnes of single-use plastic in our oceans yearly. Plastic cutlery and straws have an incredibly short usage time, yet take several 100 years to break down and decompose when they end up in our oceans. No marine species are safe from the toxic impact of the plastic that is heavily polluting our oceans. Straws and cutlery often end up in the digestive systems and in the noses and throats of our marine life, ultimately killing them and contributing to the depletion of already struggling species of fish and marine mammals. Multiple studies have also shown that we too are consuming the plastic fragments ingested by fish. Starbucks, McDonald's and Subway are giants in their fields. They have the power to lead the way in industry-wide change when it comes to the wasteful and toxic throwing away of hundreds of millions of pieces of single-use plastic DAILY. When they make the change, others will be encouraged to follow. If smaller, independent coffee and fast-food stores are able to use paper straws and biodegradable alternatives to plastic cutlery, huge companies like Starbucks and McDonald's most definitely can too. It is thought that if we continue on our current trajectory, by 2050 our oceans could hold more plastic than they do fish. We have to make a change NOW.
Subway: Help End Plastic Pollution, Adopt a "Straw Upon Request" Policy
When I first saw the viral video of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nostril and throat, I was speechless. I had known that plastic waste was a problem, but never so deeply understood the harm it causes to those around us. Inspired, I started a petition with my school's environmental club asking my state to adopt a “straw upon request” policy. But soon I realized that wasn’t enough: we need the restaurant industry to do its part in controlling the plastic waste that plagues our oceans. Marine experts say that if we don't curb plastic waste, the majority of which is made up up single-use straws, by 2050 there might be more plastic in our oceans than fish. That’s unacceptable. Restaurant's like Ted's Montana Grill and Bon Appetit have ended their use of plastic straws, and just this month shareholders at McDonald's considered a ban on plastic straws in their restaurants. It’s time that Subway Restaurants, one of the largest fast-food chains in the U.S. and an environmental leader in the fast-food industry, follow suit. With nearly 45,000 locations in the U.S. alone, their ability to make a dent in curbing plastic waste is tremendous. Subway has already taken steps to reduce their waste: their napkins are made with 100% recycled fiber, their salad bowls were redesigned to remove 2.62 million pounds of plastic from their waste stream, and they have changed the design of their cup carriers to save thousands of trees per year. It's clear the restaurant chain wants to be known for its environmental sustainability ― but their use of plastic straws is still an issue. As one of the most influential restaurant chains in America, the number of plastic straws they use ― and the number that end up in our oceans, swallowed by sea turtles ― is concerning. Why not take a bold step and implement a "straw upon request" policy in their stores? With this policy, the use of straws are still available to those who require it to drink, such as children or those with physical disabilities. This subtle change would not greatly reduce the unnecessary use of straws, but also bring attention to the urgency of the battle against plastic pollution. Please urge Subway to help end plastic straw waste by implementing a plastic "straw upon request" policy.
Say NO to plastic straws at restaurants in Singapore
Every single day, half a million straws are being used. Each year, one million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals die from ingesting plastic. It takes 200 years for a single plastic straw to decompose. Do your part and say NO to plastic drinking straws NOW.
Subway: Stop supporting cruelty to chickens!
For quite some time, Subway’s footlongs have been a regular lunch time go-to for myself and many others. As a busy student, it’s important for me to have access to food that works for my budget as well as my health. Until now I was under the impression that Subway was the solution. Unfortunately, I will no longer be eating at Subway. The reason I have chosen to boycott Subway is because I recently found out that the chickens in its supply chain endure horrific abuse and cruelty. Chickens raised for Subway's supply chain spend the majority of their lives crammed inside filthy, windowless sheds by the tens of thousands. They are bred to grow grotesquely large at an unnaturally fast rate and are violently shackled, electrocuted, and slit at their throats while fully conscious. These abuses are not what you’d expect from a restaurant chain that prides itself on food quality, but they’re the sad reality for chickens raised for Subway’s supply chain. Fortunately, several major restaurant chains have released comprehensive chicken welfare policies to address the myriad forms of cruelty to chickens in their supply chains. Some of these companies include Quiznos, Chipotle, Shake Shack, and Starbucks. Until Subway joins its competitors and commits to addressing the cruelty in its supply chain, I hope you will join me in boycotting Subway! It’s time for Subway to release a policy to provide birds with more space and a clean, naturally lit environment, shift away from fast-growing breeds of birds, and eliminate live-shackle slaughter methods. Please, sign my petition and let Subway know that you won’t be dining with them until they adopt a meaningful animal welfare policy that spares birds from the worst abuses they currently endure in its supply chain.
Reducing Unnecessary Plastics
There are too many plastics being used that aren't helping the environment when there are much better substitutes that we can use instead. The plastics that we are continuing to use are damaging the marine ecosystem. According to "Ocean Plastic Pollution" on biologicaldiversity.org, in Los Angeles alone, 10 metric tons of plastic are swept into the ocean every day. This is an outrageous amount, especially when you can use reusable materials as a replacement, and when people are constantly creating new products, such as a new, special biodegradable plastic. Companies are packaging natural products with plastics, even when nature has come up with its own cover. We are asking to stop this cycle of waste and production of unneeded plastics. We want to stop adding to the notorious Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which , according to "How Big Is the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"? Science vs. Myth", "is bigger than Texas—maybe twice as big as the Lone Star State, or even twice as big as the continental U.S." The Garbage Patch is almost impossible to get rid of, so we should at least stop adding to the masses of plastic by using different kinds or just being responsible. If you sign this petition, this will be sent to multiple major companies who use or wrap food products in more plastic than is needed. Becoming part of this and sharing this with any friends will make a bigger difference, and will change the world.
Ban Plastic Straws at the Top 5 Fast Food Chains in the US
As consumers, we should have a growing concern about plastic waste and how it affects the environment. Tackling this problem requires a series of steps, starting with the single-use, plastic straw. Companies need to switch from this type of straw, which never leaves the environment, to compostable, marine degradable straws which are currently available, and being manufactured in the US. Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s, Subway, Starbucks, and Taco Bell are a few of the highest offenders, while their competitor, Mc Donalds, has already made the commitment to a more environmentally friendly straw. While we have recycling contingencies, plastic straws often don't end up making it through the recycling process because of their size and weight. They often fall through the filters and end up in landfills, sewers, or storm drains leading to our oceans. If they even end up in a recycling can to begin with. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish per pound. That means that in just over 30 years our children will no longer be able to experience a healthy ocean ecosystem. Holding companies that are a part of our everyday lives accountable for their environmental footprint by taking a small step towards using compostable, marine degradable straws will help ensure your children are able to see an ocean full of life.
Save Old English Cheese
Subway has eliminated Old English cheese from selected restaurants on a "four month trial" with a view to making the absence of the trusty favourite permanent. We must rise up as a vanguard to save the Mother Cheese from certain death. We want our Old English Cheese!
Mantengamos a Sayulita sin cadenas extranjeras! Dile no a Subway.
La Sayulita que todos queremos es un pueblo sin comercios de tipo cadena extranjera. Apoyemos a los comerciantes locales y mantengamos la magia de nuestro pueblo que es único, diciéndole NO a la apertura de un Subway en El Centro de Sayulita! Por favor, apoya con tu firma. Gracias! The Sayulita we all want it's a Sayulita without Chains. Let's support our local businesses and keep Sayulita magical and unique, saying NO to the opening of a Subway in down town Sayulita! Please sign this petition. Thanks!
Abschaffung der Plastikstrohhalme bei McDonald's und Co. in Deutschland wie im UK
Laut einer Studie des Instituts der deutschen Wirtschaft in Köln produziert jeder Deutsche im Schnitt etwa 37 kg Plastikmüll im Jahr.Menschen, Tiere und die Natur sind von der Verschmutzung durch Plastik stark betroffen.Die EU hat zwar ein Plastik-Verbot beschlossen um die Verschmutzung weitestgehend einzudämmen, allerdings dauert es zu lange bis die Entscheidung richtig umgesetzt wird. McDonald's hat in Großbritannien und Irland den Verkauf von Plastikstrohhalmen bereits eingestellt und es wäre ein guter erster Schritt, wenn wir dies auch hier in Deutschland erreichen könnten. *hier ein Artikel zum Plastikverbrauch in Deutschland:https://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2017-11/umweltverschmutzung-plastikmuell-deutschland-eu-vergleich**hier ein Artikel, wie Plastik unser Leben zerstören kann:https://www.careelite.de/plastikmuell-umwelt-meer/ ***hier ein Video, wie Plastik unser Leben zerstören kann: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrhjVHOiSkQ