It is such a waste of an environmental product which is basic food for wild animal...
I understand and agree with this petition, but, why only applebees? We have to go over the hill. We need a campaign that include the big chain restaurants. Including huge corporations of fast food.
Oce it can be realized, such appeal is really mtivated and justified.
I agree, we need to ask all the major restaurants to reduce straw usage. This petition starts will Applebee's because they are the largest sit-down restaurant chain in the United States. We hope that if we can reach enough people with Applebee's, we can target smaller chains. Thanks for your support and ideas!
Better to ban then altogether but at least they shouldn't be given out unless asked for. If I've got the maths right that's 183 billion a year in the USA alone! How many in the World? What a waste!
Thanks Ian! I hope that eventually we get to a point where straws are no longer used unless they are needed for specific cases like in hospitals. The number of straws from Applebee's alone that enter our landfills is staggering. We hope to campaign to other large chain restaurants to reduce straw usage. Thanks for your support!
It is wrong needs to be stopped immediately...
Well said! Straws are used for only one drink, yet they stay in our landfills and environment for many years.
Quite personally, I don't even use straws, so I think this is a great idea. I think every restaurant should do this...They would save themselves a lot of money too.
I don't use straws either, nor do I need one when I order a drink at restaurants! Not using plastic non-recyclable straws is one step that can have a HUGE impact in the total plastic entering our landfills. Thanks for your support and friends' support!
If You must use straws, make them out of a biodegradable renewable or recyclable resource. such as bamboo. (paper made from bamboo, or hemp) or recycycled paper.
Definitely! Straws used to be made out of paper, and now paper straws are rarely seen. In places like hospitals where straws may be necessary, they should use paper straws. Plastic straws are not recyclable or biodegradable. Thanks for your suggestion and support!
I don't see why we need them at all. People seemed to be able to drink their liquids just fine before straws came along.
I agree! I've approached restaurants in the San Diego area to ask them to only give straws to customers who ask, and many of them are reluctant to make changes because they think it would go against what consumers want. With your support and others who have signed this petition, we can show restaurants that we don't want straws in our drinks!
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!
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!
CRUCIAL to solving this problem is to stop using straws. Talk about a completely unnecessary invention that does nothing but cause harm to marine life etc.
I totally agree.
Totally agree. Should strictly be used for medicinal purposes
i agree too
This simple policy can be applied to almost every fast food chain the world.