Replace plastic straws and utensils!

Replace plastic straws and utensils!

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Tiffany Yan started this petition to Chick-Fil-A

Plastic straws and plastic cutlery both endanger wildlife. Every day, around 500 million plastic straws are disposed. Plastic that is disposed ends up in landfills and becomes a danger to aquatic life. Plastic straws can be ingested by sea life, which leads to death. When plastic breaks down, it can be mistaken for food by sea creatures, which can harm them and our seafood dinners. The United Nations estimates that oceans contain more than 8 million tons of plastic. Plastic is biodegradable, and can take up to 1,000 years to decompose in landfills. All Chick-fil-A drinks come with a plastic straw along with the option to get plastic cutlery when an order needs it. Chick-fil-A is one of the most popular fast food chains in America, and one popular fast food chain switching out from using plastic can have a tremendously positive impact on the environment.

Biodegradable straws are a simple and quick switch which takes only 3-6 months to fully decompose in comparison to plastic straws which can take around 500 years.
Wooden cutlery is made up from biodegradable, non-toxic, and renewable substances which means it can easily be disposable to environment, unlike plastic cutlery.

Chick-fil-A should make a switch from using plastic straws and plastic cutlery, to only supplying biodegradable straws upon request, and replacing plastic cutlery with wooden cutlery. This switch would be extremely beneficial to the environment, as plastic has been causing damage with its inability to decompose along with the toxins in it.

I started this petition because...
As someone who visits Chick-fil-A a lot and also sees many others visiting for a meal as well, I would like to see a change to better the environment. Chick-fil-A's website, under their website section called "Who We Are", describes their commitment to the environment by using recycled plastic bottles to create their team member shirts. However, replacing plastic straws and plastic cutlery would have a far bigger impact to the environment, especially with the large scale of customers.

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