Join London’s Soho community and be
next to say no to plastic straws!
Soho, London is the first community to support Straw Wars. London, Soho is leading the way in creating a better and more sustainable urban living environment by taking responsibility for our planet.
“In the UK alone, on average 3.5 million McDonald’s customers per day buy a drink – with a straw. That means 3.5 million straws a day are discarded – just by McDonald’s customers.”
“Scientists estimate that every year at least 1 million seabirds, 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die when they entangle themselves in, or ingest plastic pollution.”
“Plastic waste makes up between 60 to 80% of total marine debris.”
“In the UK alone, an average 3.5 million McDonald’s drinks are sold with straws.”
The idea is simple – either get rid of plastic straws completely or provide a straw only when requested by a customer. If they want one, all they have to do is ask. It’s that easy.
Why? Because billions of straws are discarded every year, filtering into landfill and littering the oceans. This is extremely detrimental to the environment, as plastics can’t biodegrade, they last indefinitely – breaking down into smaller pieces, feeding into the food chain and potentially ending up on our dinner plates. Not ideal.
But this can change. Now is your opportunity to be part of the solution. We are extending this invitation to all bars and restaurants. Join us in the movement to eradicate plastic drinking straws.
By only providing plastic straws when requested, we can significantly reduce the disposal of single use plastic. Such a simple action will not only save on overheads, it will have incredibly positive and far reaching effects on our planet.