- Dave LewisTesco
Tell Tesco: ban disposable plastic straws
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Over 500 million plastic straws are produced in the US alone every single day, only to be used for a few minutes before being thrown in the bin or littered. Eventually, millions of these straws end up in our oceans, harming our sea life as seen in a cringe-inducing video that's gone viral, where a team of scientists pull an entire plastic straw from the nostril of a sea turtle whilst it winces in pain and bleeds.
Whilst our fast food restaurants are already being called upon, Tesco is the market leader of supermarkets in the UK and are responsible for selling huge amounts of plastic straws. They've already taken positive steps to combat plastic waste; this year announcing they would switch their plastic cotton bud stems to paper - now it's time for us to tell Tesco to lead the way again and switch out disposable plastic straws to one of the many alternative and environmentally friendly options.
It is said that based on U.S consumption alone, there are enough straws that can wrap around the earth's circumference 2.5 times a day. If we don't act fast enough, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050. Tesco hold the power in their hands to step up and lead the way as the market leader of supermarkets. Please sign this petition to tell Tesco to stop selling straws and start saving wildlife. Let's put the pressure on and make them ditch the plastic!
As the market leader of UK supermarkets, Tesco has a duty to answer its customer needs and lead by example. After agreeing to switch plastic cotton buds to paper earlier this year, it's time for Tesco to set an example and stop selling plastic straws, and to sell a suitable and environmentally friendly alternative.
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