So you're a business wanting to ditch straws? Bravo, we think you're great.

If you're based in Manly, Plastic Free Manly can help you get started on your straw-free journey.

If you're based elsewhere in Australia, check out The Last Straw and get involved with their awesome program.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO TACKLE STRAWS:

1.     ASK FOR “NO PLASTIC STRAW PLEASE”

Most drinks can be drunk without a straw these days. Plus, it's a great way to start a conversation with your bartender about the impact of plastic straws!
 

2.     BYO REUSABLE STRAW

You can carry a metal, bamboo or glass straw with you for those occasions when you really want a straw.
 

3.     ASK YOUR FAVOURITE VENUE TO GO STRAW-FREE OR USE ALTERNATIVES

Not automatically putting a straw in a drink is a great way to save money and reduce plastic waste. Venues can keep alternative straws (paper/metal/bamboo/glass) on stand-by for the few patrons that need a straw for medical reasons or for special drinks that are nice with a straw.