Ashok Verma
Ashok Verma

It is a paradox that for the whole life one does so many things for his children, but never cares to protect the environment which the same children are going to inherit.

Rocky Beach
Rocky Beach
  • Ashok Verma

This is a great point. I think the same thing. Why don't we do a better job of protecting the earth for our children?

Lye Heng Foo
Lye Heng Foo

We should petition for McDonalds & other fast food chain as well. They probably consumed 100x more straws worldwide.

Ashley Reece
Ashley Reece
  • Lye Heng Foo

Yes! We should petition to all the major fast food chains to reduce plastic straws.

Mary Hammet
Mary Hammet
  • Lye Heng Foo

All fast food chains should be petition.

Timothy C Glennon
Timothy C Glennon

How's about we just go back to using paper straws? It is impractical to try to ban straws for a myriad of reasons, not the least of which is health.

Beverly Gannon
Beverly Gannon
  • Timothy C Glennon

gud idea to a certain degree. I dont use straws

Ashley Reece
Ashley Reece
  • Timothy C Glennon

Thanks for your comment Timonthy! We think to solve the problem of single-use plastic non-recyclable straws entering landfills and oceans, one way is to support alternatives like paper straws. Thanks!

Sophie Fleming
Sophie Fleming

Please get California Pizza Kitchen on the next petition! Tell them to stop serving plastic cups with plastic lids and plastic straws to every single kid that eats there. Disgrace to Mother Earth!

Ashley Reece
Ashley Reece
  • Sophie Fleming

Great idea! We decided to start with Applebee's as they are the largest sit-down restaurant chain in the nation. We hope with your great support, and others who have signed the petition, we can reach large sit-down chains like California Pizza Kitchen!

Gabriella Walrath
Gabriella Walrath

we're so close, we need only a thousand more!

Jonathan Zaidman
Jonathan Zaidman
  • Gabriella Walrath

Please share with your network!

Lucy Smith
Lucy Smith

Years ago straws were made out of paper - i think they were lightly coated with wax or something similar. So, they would last as long as it took to finish your drink, and then binned. I'm sure they could be made environmentally friendly again.

Thomas Uhl
Thomas Uhl
  • Lucy Smith

That's exactly what I thought!

Kathryn Shearer
Kathryn Shearer

I pick up straws from the beach across the road from where I live every day - they are everywhere!

Jonathan Zaidman
Jonathan Zaidman
  • Kathryn Shearer

Thanks for doing that Kathryn, if you want to collect them and ship them to us we will be making a large plastic straw display to demonstrate the effect of these single-use products

Susan Meier
Susan Meier

At least use paper straws

Steve LeVine
Steve LeVine

Why don't we just ban all plastic straws from being manufactured? Make them out of recycled paper and coat them with food-grade wax. They should work just as well.

Emily Balay Glaser
Emily Balay Glaser

Drinking from straws gives you mouth wrinkles. If you don't have any concern for environmental issues, hopefully you are still vain enough to not ask for a straw at Applebee's when the policy is passed.

Rocky at Causes
Rocky at Causes
  • Emily Balay Glaser

This is the best comment I've seen on Causes yet!

Emily Balay Glaser
Emily Balay Glaser
  • Emily Balay Glaser

Thanks! It's my first time!!!! Haha

Ashley Reece
Ashley Reece
  • Emily Balay Glaser

hehe another reason not to use straws!!

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