Ban Plastic Straws At UofT

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By 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than there will be marine life. 9 million tonnes of plastic waste is entering our oceans EVERY YEAR, of which 2000 tonnes is just plastic straws. Replacing plastic straws with paper straws or other biodegradable straws will help reduce this plastic waste AND help the United Nations achieve the global 2022 goal of eliminating major sources of marine litter.

If you're not convinced, then watch the video of this turtle who got a plastic straw stuck in its nostril. 

We've banned plastic bottles, it's now time to ban plastic straws and keep doing our part of helping the environment as Canada's leading university! Please sign the petition so we can voice our opinions.