Petition for the Implementation of Plastic Straw Ban in the Philippines

Petition for the Implementation of Plastic Straw Ban in the Philippines

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Straw Free PH started this petition to Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Plastic straws are widely used nowadays. They are used once, then they are thrown away. Used plastic straws are meant for landfills, but others find their ways into bodies of water like streams, rivers, and the ocean wherein they become choking hazards to marine animals and leak toxic chemicals that are harmful to humans. When plastic gets into the ocean, it breaks down into smaller pieces instead of dissolving. These smaller pieces are known as “microplastics” that cause a huge threat to marine life. Plastic takes at least 450 years to decompose. It was predicted that 99% of the sea bird species will have ingested plastic by the year 2050, having a mortality rate of 50%. Researches have shown that plastic is already present in sea salt, 94% of the U.S tap water, and shellfish. It is estimated that humans use over 500 million plastic a day and most of the plastic waste end up in the oceans primarily through human error, causing water pollution, and killing marine life.

The purpose of this petition is to put an end on single-use plastics particularly on the use of plastic straws that usually ends up in the bodies of water, which is considered as one of the most important substances on earth. The use of plastic straws must be prohibited in all cost that only brings negative effect on the environment. This petition is made to decrease the excessive use of plastic, reduce plastic waste and water pollution, and save the lives of marine animals.

This campaign petitions to permanently ban the use of plastic straws in the Philippines to reduce plastic waste. Alternative straws may be used instead such as paper straws and reusable straws made from metal and glass.


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References:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/07/news-how-plastic-straw-bans-work/
https://www.strawlessocean.org/faq/

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