Ban Plastic Straws in Victoria

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Single-use plastic straws, are used for a matter of minutes before being tossed away,  Ending up in our landfills or waterways, polluting the oceans for hundreds of years, endangering numerous species of sea life.

According to Litterati, (an app that identifies and maps trash), plastic straws are the 6th most common type of litter worldwide, and among the top 10 marine debris items, according to environmental advocacy group, “Ocean Conservancy”

Made from fossil fuels, they are almost never recycled because they're too small and could be made from several different types of plastic. They simply contribute to the staggering eight million tonnes of plastic dumped into the oceans every year.

The following link is a vivid and heart wrenching illustration of where our straws end up.