South West straw ban urged

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

CAFE and restau­rant own­ers around the South West are be­ing urged to ditch plas­tic straws, af­ter a lo­cal MP suc­cess­fully had the straws banned in Par­lia­ment House din­ing ar­eas.

In Fe­bru­ary, Greens South West MLC Di­ane Evers con­tacted the cater­ing com­pany at Par­lia­ment House in Perth af­ter she no­ticed staff in­cluded plas­tic straws with all soft drinks served in glasses in the par­lia­men­tary din­ing room.

Ms Evers wrote to the din­ing room’s cater­ing staff, high­light­ing the con­tri­bu­tion of plas­tic waste to land­fill and the knock-on ef­fects on marine life, wa­ter­ways, birds and sea mam­mals.

Ms Evers en­cour­aged any­one con­cerned about plas­tic waste to con­tact venues in the South West that could be will­ing to make the changes to zero or re­us­able straws.

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