This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Rejected petition Ban plastic straws or charge 10p for each one

Almost every piece of plastic ever produced still exists today. Most single-use plastic straws are discarded, often winding up in landfill, or contributing to the 8 million tons of plastic entering the sea every year. These end up killing animals, such as sea turtles, and are hurting marine life.

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Following the introduction of the 5p charge on plastic carrier bags in England, usage fell by 85% in just 6 months. Millions have been donated to charity as a result of the scheme and millions more have been saved in clean-up costs. We can achieve the same with plastic straws.

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