Say NO to plastic straws at restaurants in Pakistan

Say NO to plastic straws at restaurants in Pakistan

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Young Environmentalist started this petition to Minister of State for Climate Change

The word plastic itself has become a threat to our planet & yet we are unable to provide its alternatives. Eliminating plastic straw usage rarely requires a drastic change in behavior. So why are we not working on it? To begin with, I am a 17-year old environmentalist from Pakistan and I want my voice as a citizen to be heard.

Globally, it is estimated that over 100 million marine animals are killed each year by plastic waste. Not to your surprise plastic straw alone is responsible for killing half of them. Many turtles, that have been killed by consuming debris, had plastic bags or fishing line in their stomachs, some as small as half of a fingernail. But does it ever make us feel less human? Not even close, because we always mistakenly consider Earth to be our inherited property, when we share our planet with a huge range of other organisms and we have no right to drive them to extinction.

Every single day, half a million straws are being used. Each year, one million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals die from ingesting plastic. It takes 200 years for a single plastic straw to decompose. Do your part and say NO to plastic drinking straws NOW.

(The above information is taken from various sites. It is completely authentic. The idea was initiated by signing a similar petition: Say no to plastic straws in Singapore. Make sure to sign their petition too)

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