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Say No To A Straw !
13 Jan 2018

THE INSPIRATION

Inspired by an underwater photo, THE SPEAKEASYHACKER team unveiled a a whole brainstorming chapter.

 

The powerful photo, named “sewage surfer”, was taken near Indonesia's Sumbawa Island by California-based photographer Justin Hofman, who was shortlisted for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year by UK’s Natural History Museum Sept 2017. It needs no text!

The photographer shared his work on his personal Instagram account, and describes it as a photo he wished didn’t exist. “But now that it does I want everyone to see it.”  

SAY NO TO A STRAW

What is this world we are leading ! So much it’s been written and yet so much needs to be done on the planet. So many quotes but such little action on campaigns. Hacker on a note of World preservation joined the movement and greets Vivienne Westwood’s initiative to back the anti straw campaign in the US.

We support and work by the side of ‘‘THE LAST STRAW’ https://thelastplasticstraw.org/ and dedicate the SPEAKEASYHACKER team to promote the ‘ Say no to a straw’ throughout !

Do you need a straw in your Gin and tonic or your soft drink? Change your 20 minute affair with your plastic coffee cup and a plastic straw almost twice a day! Use no straw or demand a paper straw instead! You as a bartender, create drinks without straws, you as a waitor, the barista serve paper straws only if asked. And you as a consumer………..make the change!

SAY NO TO A STRAW!

SAY NO TO A STRAW! 

SAY NO TO A STRAW! 

 

REALITY

  

 

‘Like other plastics, they never biodegrade and take hundreds of years to break down. 

‘500 million straws are used and discarded every day in the United States alone. That’s 175 Billion a year filtering into landfills (environment) and littering our waterways and oceans’

‘70 million plastic straws entering landfill or making their way into the world’s oceans each year’

Say no to a straw at the bar, at the coffee shop and everywhere. Help reduce as plastic straws are not often recycled and plastic straws will remain in the environment for decades or even hundreds of years. Paper straws are easier to recycle and , by contrast, will eventually rot down.

 

CHALLENGE

Hacker challenges reputable and award winning establishments, bars restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, catering institutions, professional associations, hotel and tourism organizations and all individuals to join this campaign, SAY NO TO A STRAW!

A  SPEAKEASYHACKER TROPHY WILL BE AWARDED TO ESTABLISHMENTS JOINING THIS CAMPAIGN 

SAY NO TO A STRAW 2018 AT AN ANNUAL EVENT

 

 

P.S. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There are many alternatives to the Plastic Straw. Products listed below are great alternatives and we have provided links to their websites to help you make the change.:

 

Aardvark Straws: Paper straws rigid enough not to break down in your drink. Made in the USA from renewable resources, biodegradable & 100% compostable. Aardvark Straws.com

Be Organic: Be Organic Glass Straws are an eco-friendly, tasteful alternative to wasteful, traditional plastic straws. They a major boon to the sustainability movement that is gathering steam worldwide and on the mystical Island of Bali, where the straws are made. BeOrganic.me/

Glass Dharma Straws: Glass Drinking Straws offered in various styles and lengths for every type of beverage (hot and cold). Dishwasher safe and fully guaranteed. Glass Dharma Straws.com

Simply Straws: Reusable glass straws, sustainable, durable, lifetime guarantee and handcrafted in California. Simply Straws.com

Strawsome Straws: Reusable glass straws are all hand-made in Michigan. Fun, safe, and reusable glass drinking straws to people of all ages – making it easy to go green! strawesome.com/

Eco at Heart Stainless Steel Straws: Products that are beautiful, high quality and kind to both you and the environment. Because we only get one body, and one planet. ecoatheart.com

Eco-Straws:”The Original Eco-Friendly Drinking Straws”, offering a wide range of unique, reusable and super stylish alternatives. eco-straws are manufactured from an array of practical and sustainable materials allowing them to be used time and time again including; Stainless Steel, Borosilicate Glass, Natural Bamboo and Titanium. eco-straws.co.uk

Stainless Steel Straws: The Mulled Mind. Innovative products made by hand in the USA and shipped in recycled or reused materials. mulledmine.com

Titanium Straws: Made of food grade titanium, which is tasteless, odorless, does not corrode, is non-allergenic (to most of the world), and has an excellent weight to tensile strength ratio. snowpeak.com

Bamboo Straws: The straws are made from real whole bamboo stalks – nothing recompressed or processed. They are washable and reusable. brushwithbamboo.com

Bambu Straws: Reusable bamboo straws are durable, beautiful and cut from nature. bambuhome.com

Straw Free: The creators of StrawFree.org have developed an eco-friendly alternative to plastic straws — bamboo straws. Each straw is unique and handcrafted using locally harvested bamboo. http://strawfree.org/

Life Without Plastic: An Earth-friendly on-line store specializing in unique, healthy, durable, high quality alternatives to plastic for everyday household items. lifewithoutplastic.com

Ice Straws: Make your own straws in the freezer. The mold is made of food-grade silicone rubber and will quickly make six 8-inch straws of whatever liquid you like. thinkgeek.com

Silicone Straws: Non-toxic, food-grade silicone is a healthy alternative to chemical-laden plastic. GreenPaxx Cool Straws™ are BPA-, phthalate- and PVC-free. reuseit.com

Khordz: Creators of individual, hand crafted, multi-purposed drink ware with the individual and the environment in mind. http://khordz.bigcartel.com/

Disgarded Designs: A family owned company that specializes in recycling and re-purposing goods, born from a desire to reduce waste and live a greener, healthier life. http://discardeddesigns.com/

 

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