Ban straws in Chester and make it the first straw free city

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Being straw free isn't a political issue - it is an issue which will affect us all and generations to come.

Did you know it’s estimated that Chester uses 300,000 straws a day? These straws can take hundreds of years to break down and many of them find their way to our seas and oceans. 12 million tons of straws and other types of plastic waste enter the oceans every year, with plastic waste causing the death of up to 1,000,000 seabirds, 100,000 marine mammals and countless fish every year.

 Three Aims for Chester:

For businesses and organisations in Chester to only give out a plastic drinking straw if a customer specifically asks for one
For every customer in Chester to only ask for a drinking straw if they really need one
For everyone in Chester to consider using paper or reusable drinking straws
Sign the  petition today and add your voice to those supporting the campaign to make Chester Straw Free. 

 You can show your support for this aim by signing the petition below.

I support the campaign to make Chester the UK’s first city to stop the use of disposable plastic drinking straws.
I call on the government to support this campaign and to encourage all businesses and organisations in Chester to stop using plastic drinking straws wherever possible and use alternatives instead.
I pledge to stop using plastic drinking straws myself.



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