Environmental Petition

SAI KUNG RESTAURANTS: Stop the use of disposable plastic straws

1037 Signatures Obtained, This Campaign Ended on May 31, 2018

Target: 5000



Sai Kung is a vibrant and beautiful area where Hong Kongers come to enjoy good food, relaxation and nature. A fishing town, Sai Kung’s popularity revolves around it’s connection with the ocean. From eating seafood to playing on the beach – we all want to keep Sai Kung beautiful.

Unfortunately, due to the rise of use in disposable plastics, we are now facing a huge threat to our home – our beautiful beaches are now littered with plastics, our fish are ingesting the plastic in the ocean, which means in turn – humans are consuming it too.

Experts predict that by 2050 there will be more plastic waste in the sea than fish!

LUCKILY we can all make some EASY small steps that make a HUGE difference.

The easiest first step – that we stop using disposable plastic straws.

These straws are used for a few minutes, but stay on our planet, and in our oceans, forever.

Worldwide, people are waking up to the threat of plastic pollution to our planet and are banning plastic straws from their restaurants, using either paper alternatives, or better still – no straw at all.

Petition Letter

To All restaurants in Sai Kung,

With this petition, Plastic Free-HK is calling on all restaurant owners in Sai Kung to stop providing plastic straws to their customers. In doing so we will all be safeguarding Sai Kung’s popularity as the jewel of Hong Kong. We applaud the restaurants that have already stopped using plastic straws and we are excited for all others to join the movement. LET’S KEEP SAI KUNG BEAUTIFUL!

Lisa Odell & Lindsay Robertson

Once we reach our goal of 5000 signatures, we will be approaching Sai Kung restaurants with our concerns and possible alternatives.

FOR CHINESE VERSION: https://www.supporthk.org/zh-hant/node/4556/

Petition Creator

This petition was started by Plastic-Free HK on February 3, 2018, with an end date of May 31, 2018.

We sell thoughtfully designed, ecologically crafted products, that encourage sustainable living and the reduction of plastic waste. www.plasticfreehk.com