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Straws Suck Campaign

Have you ever thought about what happens to a single-use plastic straw after twenty minutes of use? It is estimated that 10 million plastic straws are used in Australia everyday.

Straws Suck is a campaign to help Canberran’s rethink their use of plastic, primarily single-use plastic straws.  We encourage organisations to make a pledge to reduce the amount of single-use plastic straws they provide, and participating organisations will be provided with marketing materials to promote their pledge.

Single-use plastic straws are harmful to the environment and are regularly in the list of the top 10 most littered items.  Straws are a harmful and non-recyclable type of waste and as a soft plastic they don't break down. They pollute waterways and harm wildlife, and are made using polluting fossil fuels.

For more information on how you can get involved, email actsmartbusiness@act.gov.au or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.