Creating sustainable communities through education, action and participation since 1966

KESAB on Facebook

7 hours ago

KESAB environmental solutions

Say no to single use items such as styrofoam!A sea of styrofoam. The convenience of single use items comes at a huge cost. Let's say NO to them forever. This powerful image was taken by Caroline Power Photography in Honduras. ... See MoreSee Less

Say no to single use items such as styrofoam!

Globally, billions of straws are thrown out every day! It is estimated that in the US alone, 500 million are disposed of each day. ... See MoreSee Less

Globally, billions of straws are thrown out every day!  It is estimated that in the US alone, 500 million are disposed of each day.

 

Comment on Facebook

I’ve been trying to do this and just before I get the chance to say no straw, they put one in. So now I say it when I order the drink.

I never use straws - don't see the need. I avoid plastic in all forms where possible or re-use it. The shops offer plastic bags for tiny items that are already well packaged - ridiculous. I wish more people would reject unnecessary plastic.

If we do use them, can they be recycled inside a plastic milk container like is fine with plastic lids?

I collect my straws and bottle tops and I put them in a cordial container for recycling.

What are the stats in Australia? 🇦🇺

Nikki Zanardo Dunno bout you girl, but I panic-forget most times so my drink orders end with my yelling ANDNOSTRAWPLEASE across the bar

Used to be able to take all grades of plastic to be recycled but now due to Chinese buyers they only except plastics with 1 or 2 on them. Surely a place in Australia can do this.

Go back to the old days of paper ones, they disintegrated very quickly!

Check out Stylishly Sustainable and buy a metal straw so you can byo straw! I've noticed lots of places often put in 2 x straws now too just for presentation. 😣

Mark 😊👍

Straws are poo!

Jan

+ View more comments

Recycle Right logo

Recycle Right Hotline – 1300 137 118

Education microsites

What's new!

Check out the new KESAB blog

Blog