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Make the Switch

New Zealand is estimated to use 200 million plastic straws a year. Plastic straws are not recyclable and many end up in the ocean, polluting the water and harming sea life. If we dont act now, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our ocean! 

The Rubbish Whisperer advocates Straws On Request. By only offering paper straws as customers request them you will reduce straw consumption by up to 70%, diminishing the increased cost of switching to paper straws. This allows your business to benefit from going green without reducing profits.

We are here to make it easy for you to make the switch.

  • Below we have printable signage for your cafe or restaurant explaining to customers why you are using paper straws so that you dont have to every time someone asks.
  • We will put your cafe on our 'Plastic Straws are for Suckers' map so that people can see you are part of a growing movement away from plastic! 
  • We will share your social media posts to promote your move to paper


Make the Switch signage