New Zealanders throw away 541 million straws each year and tens of thousands of takeaway cups every day! These items, that we use only once, can take 200 years to break down into tiny toxic particles that affect our precious oceans and sea life. You may have seen the YouTube clip of the poor turtle with a straw stuck up its nostril, it’s not nice!
The great news is that if you like takeaway coffees and/ or using straws you don’t have to give them up! Just swap from plastic to reusable! Check out our reusable, plastic free, drinking items.