The LAST Straw - Rockingham

The LAST Straw - Rockingham

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Hayley Edwards started this petition to Rockingham City Council and

OPERATION BAN THE STRAW 

Help make Rockingham the first STRAW Free City in Western Australia.

Clean Up Australia state Australians use about 10 million straws every day, or 3.5 billion a year.Most are used just once - for around 15-30 minutes, after which they are thrown away!

Plastic Straws are the 12th most common item reported by Clean Up volunteers.

They represent 7.5% of all reported plastics - with 7,304 reported from rubbish recorded last Clean Up Day. That figure has doubled over the last two years.

And they are everywhere - in our parks, picnic grounds, along streets, in and on our beaches.

CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU


Here are 7 things you can do starting today:

  1.  You can choose NOT to take a straw
  2. Sign this Petition & Share it with family/friends 
  3. Educate your local schools & community groups- get them to commit to OPERATION ‘BAN THE STRAW’
  4.  Some people genuinely want or need a single use straw. If that's you, you can choose to replace plastic with paper
  5.   If you are a regular straw user because you need a straw then look for a reusable option that works for you
  6. If you do take a straw please bin it
  7. Educate your children to help our Environment 

    And if you are a retailer, cafe owner, club or bar replace plastic with paper and try putting the straws behind the counter, encouraging people to ask you for a straw - you will be amazed by how few do so.

- Please be the start of CHANGE in our Community and help Rockingham become the leaders in Banning Plastic and other single use Items. 

 

Check out more information and  Communities making a difference: 

 

https://www.facebook.com/baldivis4business/

https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/no-straw-please

  https://operationstraw.org/

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