That’s the average use time of a plastic straw. So, what happens to it next?
They certainly don’t disappear. The average plastic straw can last for 600 years or more. In the meantime, many straws will find their way into our oceans, especially from coastal regions such as Brighton. This video from The Leatherback Trust shows one example of how wildlife is being harmed by plastic pollution.
*Warning: Graphic Content – the following images may be disturbing to some viewers.*
This is just one of many examples of how plastic pollution is harming our oceans. If you believe this is wrong, whether you are an individual or part of a venue…
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Click on the ticks to see the details of bars, hotels, cafes, and restaurants who have signed up to the Plastic Free Pledge. Why not pay them a visit, maybe spend some money there if you can, and thank them for helping to reduce the amount of single use plastic in the world!
You can see a full list of pledged venues here.
Or view venues signed up to our partner projects.
The Plastic Free Pledge is run by the team at Claire Potter Design, with the support of various organisations, including Brighton and Hove City Council Seafront Office and The Brighton and Hove Tourism Alliance.