Eliminate Plastics: Say "Yes" to Paper Cups and Metal Straws

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Problem
Today is the age where frappes, milkshakes, iced coffee, milk tea, and other drinks become more popular in the country. It serves as a trend for Filipino consumers, in a way that they tend to enjoy purchasing those drinks because of its good taste and affordable price. However, people can’t deny that majority of existing companies in the country, produces their drinks and beverages out of using plastics. Any plastic material contributes to several possible health risks and triggers plastic pollution. Yes, the plastic cup where your favorite drink is placed and the plastic straw that you enjoy sipping are all dangerous to your health and harmful for the environment.

Solution
As concern members of the society, our petition is to eliminate the use of plastic cups and plastic straws in any drinking establishments around Metro Manila. Plastic is dangerous because of some chemicals present in this material like Bisphenol- A, that causes serious illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Plastic consumption are also harmful in the environment. Its negative effects can lead to plastic pollution and ecological degradation due to toxic exposure. Instead of using plastics, we petition that these drinking establishments should allot a budget to change the material they have been using for years from Plastic cups into Paper cups and from Plastic straws into Metal straws. Paper cups are environmental friendly due to its biodegradability and recyclability and free from toxic compounds. Metal straws are advisable due to its reusability and does not release chemical elements when it is combined with what we drink. Aside from that, these establishments should also release reusable cups to loyal consumers in able limit the utilization of plastics and creating wastes.
Together, let’s start making change by supporting this petition to eliminate these plastic materials and encourage establishments and companies to transform their material consumption. As consumers, it is more enjoyable to drink without risking your own health and even risking the safety of your own environment. Let’s protect our environment from the negative effects of plastics and save the future generation. Sign this petition NOW and all together let’s make this world a better place to live in. Join our campaign and be a part of change!


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