Burger King, Ditch Plastic Straws and Adopt a Compostable Alternative

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Over 500 million plastic drinking straws are thrown away in the US each day.

This is an enormous problem.

If you were to line up those 500 million straws end-to-end, they would circle the earth 2.5 times. That's just the amount of straws thrown out in one day, by one country.

Plastic drinking straws are often not recyclable due to their size. As a result, billions of them end up in landfills and oceans each year. 

A large concentration of plastic swirling in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico and USA was found to be larger in area than France, Germany, and Spain combined.

This petition was created after another one I created to Starbucks received 150K signatures. Shortly after Starbucks announced that they'd be eliminating plastic straws from all locations.

If Starbucks can do it, so can Burger King.

Sign this petition to encourage Burger King to design new biodegradable drinking straws.

Sign this petition to protect the environment.

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Petitions to otther companies, requesting that they ditch plastic straws:

 ·  McDonald's ·  Tim Horton's ·  Subway ·  Wendy's · Edo of Japan ·  New York Fries ·  South St. Burger Co. ·  Starbucks [Victory!] ·

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More Reading:

https://www.ecowatch.com/eco-friendly-drinking-straw-alternatives-2571689759.html

http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/pft/2017/1/3/the-problem-of-plastic-straws-and-how-each-of-us-can-make-a-difference

https://www.marthastewart.com/1524287/how-to-fight-plastic-pollution-straws

https://www.alternet.org/environment/its-time-stop-using-plastic-drinking-straws-theyre-bad-environment-and-harm-wildlife



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