A Recent Survey Shows that Nine Out Of 10 People Would Support a Complete Ban on Plastic Straws In Bars And Restaurants.
After surveying more than 1,700 people in the United Kingdom, the United States, India and South Africa, Streetbees found that more than half of people asked saw plastic waste as the biggest threat to the world’s oceans. Even more so than the issue toxic waste and sewage, global warming, oil spills and over-fishing. The research, carried out by a London-based intelligence platform Streetbees, also found that four out of five people thought that straws were harmful to the environment.
Oliver may, coo and co-founder of Streetbees, said: “it is extremely rare for people across the world to come down so firmly on one side of an issue. “Plastic waste is a hot-button topic that people clearly feel quite strongly about and want to see action on.” These findings follow announcements from a number of United Kingdom bar operators including J.D. Wetherspoon and the revolution that they planned from their venues. The United Kingdom Government has also announced recently that they are considering banning of single use plastic items like straws.