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Petition to ask Tesco to stop selling plastic straws - AIBU to ask you to please sign and share?

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MoiMocheetMechant Mon 23-Oct-17 19:04:23

Petition from Change.Org
here asking Tesco to stop selling plastic straws.

Please sign and share! smile

Thank you so much!

cheeseandbiscuitsplease Mon 23-Oct-17 21:45:09

What are the alternatives? My son has a disability and uses a straw every time he has a drink. I recycle everything I can. I am
Interesting in finding an alternative if we can.

MoiMocheetMechant Mon 23-Oct-17 21:49:57

That's a really good point cheese. I'm not actually sure what the alternatives are, as I just became interested in the petition rather than signing (I didn't start it). Would be very interested to know what else is out there to replace plastic straws.

Bonkers2011 Mon 23-Oct-17 21:51:12

I have signed.
There are lots of alternatives to plastic straws the cheepest being paper. Just type plastic straw alternatives into search engine.

abbsisspartacus Mon 23-Oct-17 21:51:56

Paper or a hard recyclable plastic straw

MoiMocheetMechant Mon 23-Oct-17 21:53:24

became interested *after signing, even

whyismykid Mon 23-Oct-17 21:54:50

We use silicon straws and just wash and reuse! Also have some glass straws, and a few metal ones, but the silicon are best, came with a little brush for cleaning.

ADishBestEatenCold Mon 23-Oct-17 21:57:54

"What are the alternatives?"

Tesco (and loads of other places) actually sell paper straws.

There is no need for anyone to buy 'disposable' hmm plastic ones.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 23-Oct-17 22:03:06

I bought stainless steel ones from Lakeland .
They come with a brush and go in the dishwasher.
Only downside is (apart from making sure the come back to me not lost in DS room) is they are a bit like the guinea-pigs water bottle spouts grin

StickThatInYourPipe Mon 23-Oct-17 22:06:45

Paper straws are not a good enough replacement for plastic straws. They disintergrate in the liquid quite quickly.

The steel ones are much better or the cups with the straws built in are also a good option.

engineersthumb Mon 23-Oct-17 22:11:01

I find plastic straws really useful! Particularly for applying expanding foam into small voids, skirting and windows particularly!

Katinkka Mon 23-Oct-17 22:11:47

I couldn’t live without them due to dental issues.

Sodaface Mon 23-Oct-17 22:21:54

you couldn’t live without them drama much? Have you actually seen the damage single use plastic is doing?? Sign it ffs & then buy some steel ones.

HerdofAntilop Mon 23-Oct-17 22:22:52

We use bamboo straws - you can wash them in the dishwasher. We bought four about five months ago and they're still going strong and they can be composted when they're done.

LegoCaltrops Mon 23-Oct-17 22:25:38

The silicone straws, & the (non bendy) paper straws aren't comparable to the plastic ones though. They are more expensive & I highly doubt that a pack of 6 of the silicone straws costing £6-9 would last as long as £6-9 worth of disposable straws. Especially given the propensity for small children to chew on straws.

Theresnonamesleft Mon 23-Oct-17 22:26:50

Not everyone can use steel spoons.
A number of people I work with bite down on cutlery and straws. Nothing to do with creating a drama, but minimizing damage to teeth and gums.

Theresnonamesleft Mon 23-Oct-17 22:28:20

It’s not just small children who chew/bite the straws but adults as well, as part of their medical conditions.

sunandmoonshine Mon 23-Oct-17 22:28:49

It's not just tesco who sell them.

What about Maccies D's for a start! And Staples. And Asda. And Sainsbury's. Why pick on Tesco?! confused

And telling a poster who has dental issues to use a metal straw?

Are you taking the piss @sodaface? hmm

Bigkingdom Mon 23-Oct-17 22:31:00

Why just Tesco? Random. 😂

AngelaTwerkel Mon 23-Oct-17 22:31:38

Signed. There is not a single good reason to use disposable straws.

AngelaTwerkel Mon 23-Oct-17 22:33:59

"Why just Tesco?"

It's the biggest supermaket chain in the UK.

MIstressiggi Mon 23-Oct-17 22:34:58

Why plastic straws and not plastic cups?
I’d rather Tesco stopped selling meat actually as I think it’s immoral and causes a lot of environmental harm. But I wouldn’t assume everyone should follow my moral code. I’ll let my dc continue with his four straws a week habit.

londonrach Mon 23-Oct-17 22:37:22

Very strange petition and i cant remember the last time i used a straw.

LegoCaltrops Mon 23-Oct-17 22:39:12

Actually I'm quite happy with my carbon footprint. No foreign holidays, no car, no dishwasher. We've used the tumble dryer 3 times this year. Solar panels. I'll stick with disposable straws to take my meds, thanks. My husband has to hold the cup & put the straw in my mouth because I can't always do it but feel free to judge me for using a bendable plastic straw.

spatchcock Mon 23-Oct-17 22:43:03

Why can't people just use silicon or paper straws?

Single use plastic straws are being phased out by restaurants in my city. Can't happen soon enough .

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