Business - reduce single-use plastic straws
Type: Business premises
Contact: ACT GovernmentIf you have questions not answered in this summary please refer to the ACT Government website. Your Energy Savings does not look after this program.
The ACT Government Straws Suck campaign is a free program that assists Australian Capital Territory cafes and bars get rid of plastic waste, primarily single-use plastic straws.
Businesses’ are encouraged to make a pledge to reduce the amount of single-use plastic straws they provide to customers. Participating businesses will be provided with marketing materials to promote their pledge to customers.
Single-use plastic straws are harmful to the environment and are regularly in the list of the most littered items. Straws are a harmful and non-recyclable type of waste and as a soft plastic they don't break down, they end up polluting waterways and harming wildlife, and they're made using polluting fossil fuels.
To be eligible your business must be located in the Australian Capital Territory.
A number of other conditions apply. Check your eligibility on the ACT Government website.
Businesses’ will be provided with marketing materials to promote their pledge to customers. Patrons are also encouraged to refuse single-use straws.
By participating, businesses:
- reduce their costs
- reduce their impact on the environment
- create public recognition.
Further information is available on the ACT Government website.
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