Straws have become the symbol of items that will be used for only a few seconds before being thrown away. When they become litter, straws pose a serious hazard to marine life. With bans on single-use plastic straws likely to be introduced across Europe, they have become synonymous with poor product design.
Join the movement asking businesses and decision makers to stop sucking. Young people have been a real inspiration across Europe, taking steps towards changing the habits in many cities. In Brussels, What About Waste was created by three women in their early twenties with a simple mission: convince restaurants, bars and cafés in Brussels to give up single-use plastic straws. The list of businesses they have converted continues to grow.