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.