Ban plastic straws in Hong Kong by 2022

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Hi, we are two teens from Hong Kong and we believe that this change, and the initial ban of plastics is essential to the sustainability of our human race. I know that the concept of the end of the world/ human civilisation seems like a faraway concept, but now it isn’t; not anymore.

I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of marine animals entangled in or even choke on plastic. The excessive use of plastic in the world is leading to more and more serious pollution, no matter is it because of how long it takes to decompose, or how it affects marine life and hence may cause endangerment or even extinction. A recent report from an Australian think tank points out that if we don’t take action soon, ‘climate change will cause the end of civilisation by 2050’.

Plastic straws are one of the most common items that are used by people in everyday life, and they really aren’t that important. They can be easily replaced by biodegradable paper straws, or better, reusable metal straws. Yet people keep using plastic straws for mere convenience, and I think that it’s time that we changed that.

The world will become inhabitable if we don’t change soon, and this petition is just a small step towards saving the environment, but it’s better than nothing. So I beg you to just click that button or even share this petition with your friends as this issue can no longer continue on. This requires our immediate attention; or else you would regret everything when 2050 comes. Thank you so much!