Try this polite request to start meaningful conversations about waste..
Drinking straws are helpful tools in our daily lives. We see them everywhere and everyday. And some people really need them, especially people with disabilities. Then again, most of us don't need a drinking straw every time we dine out.
Politely decline a drinking straw and start a conversation.
Drinking straws are also a good way to start a conversation about garbage. They are a familiar example of single-use waste. Ask friends at your table what single-use items they can reduce.
Try these tips to connect with friends, family, neighbours, and co-workers.
One Small Ask
"How about this. Would you try going without straws for just ONE week?"
"By the way, guys, when our server comes around, I am going to order my beverage without a drinking straw. Who's with me?"
Give Positive Feedback
"Thanks for joining me."
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