BAN THE USE OF PLASTIC STRAWS IN CANADA

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Over the last few decades, straws have become a consequential issue for our environment. In Canada alone, we throw away a whopping 57 million straws every single day. Being one of the most short-lived products, most end up in landfills or polluting our oceans, which critically threatens marine life.

Countries all over the world are beginning to pick up on this alarming problem, and are tenaciously finding ways of eliminating this unnecessary plastic. As Canadians, we believe it's absolutely vital to set an example, and join in on this common-sense initiative.

Justin Trudeau was recently asked about banning single-use plastic straws. "We know that macro-plastics like straws are a significant challenge in the ocean, but we also know that both micro-plastics and nano-plastics represent a real challenge to ocean ecosystems," he told a news conference. "We are very much looking for approaches that are going to be both substantive and impactful in the way we move forward — not just as a single country, although Canada has the longest coastline in the world, but hopefully as a global economy."

Let's rise to the occasion and show our support for this paradigm shift to rid our environment, but more importantly our oceans, of single-use plastic straws. I invite you to sign this petition to help spread the word and make a positive change!