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Straws Suck! Ban Single Use Straws Across the UK!

This petition had 108,900 supporters

We are a class of 9 and 10 year olds from Oxley Park Academy and we want a ban on the use of plastic straws in the UK.

Oxley Park Academy want to ban straws because they are atrocious for our environment. Marine life can mistake plastic for what it normally eats, causing the animals to ingest the plastic. If we don’t stop using straws, there could more plastic in our oceans than fish by 2050. Is this the world we want to pass onto our future generations? Please support our petition to ban plastic straws and use alternative paper ones.

As part of a classroom project, we’ve written and sent persuasive letters to local businesses and even created a class campaign video which you can watch above.

Your signature can really help us make this happen. Companies like Wetherspoon, Costa Coffee and Pizza Express have already started phasing out plastic straws and Scotland have now pledged to ban straws by 2019. Michael Gove has now suggested that he will consider banning single use straws in the UK, and we think we can convince him if enough people support this petition. 

We hope you can help us make this change by signing and sharing the petition. Thank you for your support.

From Year 5 class at Oxley Park.

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