Plastic pollution has reached alarming levels, causing devastating harm to our planet. Every year, an astonishing amount of metric tons of single-use plastic waste is generated globally, posing a significant threat to wildlife, oceans, ecosystems, and human health.
Plastic waste has severe environmental consequences, and its effects are far-reaching. Plastics take hundreds of years to decompose, releasing harmful toxins into the environment during this prolonged period. Marine animals, birds, and turtles mistake plastic straws for food, leading to severe injuries, entanglement, and death.
The production and use of plastic straws on Tetra Drink Packs contribute significantly to the plastic waste crisis. These straws, typically made from non-biodegradable materials such as polypropylene or polystyrene, persist indefinitely in the environment. As they accumulate in landfills, oceans, and natural habitats, they continue to pose an ongoing threat to wildlife and disrupt delicate ecosystems.
By banning plastic straws on Tetra Drink Packs, we can drastically reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste that enters our ecosystems. Instead, we should promote the adoption of environmentally friendly alternatives, such as paper or compostable straws, which have a minimal impact on the environment.
We, the signatories of this petition, urge Minister Linard and The Queensland Government to acknowledge the overwhelming evidence regarding the detrimental effects of plastic straws on the environment. We implore you to take swift action in banning plastic straws on Tetra Drink Packs and spearhead the adoption of sustainable alternatives.
Together, we can make a significant difference to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, protecting wildlife, and preserving the beauty of our Great Barrier Reef and planet for future generations.
About Freya 11-years-old: Hello my name is Freya I’m involved with Capricorn Conservation Council and I’m a member of the Capricorn Coast Eco Warriors. I spend a lot of time with them cleaning up beaches to prevent rubbish from entering the sea. It’s important to me that we ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ because I’m trying to protect OUR future. Plastic pollution doesn’t just hurt sea turtles and other sea creatures it also hurts seabirds, like seagulls. This can happen in a number of different ways, for example, they could eat fish when the fish have eaten plastic themselves or they could mistake plastic for food and give it to their chicks and they die because of it. CCC and I try to make the world a better place for our future. If you believe in a plastic-free future please sign my petition and ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.
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