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To: THE OWNER
DURBAN, SA: CIRCUS CIRCUS BEACH CAFE STOP USING PLASTIC
We urge Circus Circus Beach Cafe to phase out single-use plastic packaging by investing in biodegradable or reusable alternatives. ABANDON THE FOLLOWING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC ITEMS FROM YOUR BUSINESS:
• Plastic straws
• Plastic smoothie and drink cups
• Plastic smoothie and drink lids
• Plastic-bottled drinks
• Plastic wrappers
• Plastic, polystyrene and other non-recyclable containers
• Condiments in plastic sachets
Why is this important?
Given Circus Circus Beach Cafe's proximity to the Durban Beach Front, we expect that you are well aware of the impact plastic pollution has had on the environment.
For far too long, big corporations have forced plastic packaging into our lives when we buy their products. We have been told that recycling and better waste management are the answers. But, we know that over 90% of plastic has not been recycled.
It’s time for corporations to move away from single-use plastic. The disgusting state of our coastline is one blaring example of why. Months have passed since the nurdle spill at Durban harbour, yet bits of plastic still end up on our beaches – we’re talking about a 3,000 km radius!
These plastic pellets, used to create other plastic items, would not have been at our harbour in the first place had there not been a demand for plastic.
WE ASK YOU TO CUT YOUR USAGE TO STOP THE DEMAND FOR THESE ITEMS!
The more that businesses move toward biodegradable or reusable alternatives, the cheaper they will become, and the less plastic makes its way into the environment.
Be part of the solution by RETHINKING PLASTIC.
* More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year.
* 1 in 3 species of marine mammals have been found entangled in marine litter
* Over 90% of all seabirds have plastic pieces in their stomachs