Down with the plastic straws!

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For many weeks now, the future of plastic straws has been in the news in France. Marketing Creation offers you a summary of the situation.

Several measures are already effective in France.

Parisian elected officials have already voted to phase out the distribution of plastic straws in municipal facilities: administrations administrations, schools, Ehpad, sports facilities, museums, etc.

A measure that will be implemented as of September-October /2018.

The city is also committed to sensitizing the capital's cafés, hotels and restaurants to use alternatives to plastic straws. But also to encourage Parisians to do without. Actions that will begin this summer in Paris-Plages before a "zero plastic" event in the summer of 2019.

But that's not all, so while other cities are expected to follow suit soon, many other arrangements are planned in the short term.

France has not only banned plastic bags, but has become the first country to also ban plastic plates, cups and cutlery from 2020.

The Franprix supermarket chain has just announced that it will no longer market certain products. Notably plastic straws, crockery and cotton buds from 2019, anticipating the French ban in 2020.

Many associations in France are currently fighting against plastic straws.

Discover the action of the association "bas les pailles" : https://www.baslespailles.org/

What about abroad?

In the USA, the world's largest consumer with almost 500 million straws per day, various measures have also been taken.

This ban has already been imposed since 1 July by the American city of Seattle, a reference city in the fields of environmental protection and sustainable development. A fine of $250 is provided for offenders.

Another city known for its commitment to the environment, San Francisco has taken the lead. Polystyrene, plastic straws including cups and plastic packaging are now banned.

The United Kingdom is proposing a new, more comprehensive set of rules: plastic stirrers and cotton swabs by the end of 2018 as part of its plan to combat plastic waste.

And the signs also seem to be answering the call. The fast-food giant McDonald's thus positioned itself last June by announcing that from 2019, its 1,361 restaurants in the United Kingdom will only offer paper straws.

In other countries, the American company is planning to conduct tests to experiment with alternatives to plastic straws. This will be the case in Australia, Belgium, the United States, Norway, Sweden and also in France.

Why these measures?

The main reason is marine pollution. First of all, they cannot be recycled because of their small size. This causes the billion straws used and thrown away every day around the world to end up in the oceans.

But there are worse things. Although straws represent only a tiny fraction of the plastic polluting the oceans. Indeed, their size makes them one of the most harmful polluters. Indeed, marine animals as well as fish eat them. Then, at the end of the food chain, mankind suffers this pollution when we consume seafood.  One can immediately think of the risks linked to endocrine disruptors that are additives to plastics (phthalates, bisphenol A, ...).

Alternatives to plastic straws

Many alternatives are already available. In restaurants and hotels, straws, plates or other cups can be made of disposable paper and cardboard.

Products in stock that you can already find at our partner Food Bazaar!

https://foodbazar.fr/89-straw

(Possibility of also making reusable products).

As for reusable straws (stainless steel, glass, bamboo) Marketing Creation offers you its services for the personalized realization of an original and unique advertising object.

the product will be reused many times which guarantees excellent brand memorization!

A bas les pailles en plastique

Any plans in mind? Do not hesitate to contact us at : 04 42 26 23 07 or by email contact@marketingcreation.com

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