The Peninsula's Last Straw

The Peninsula Last Straw

Every year, millions of plastic straws are washed into our rivers, bays and oceans. Plastic straws and other single use plastics threaten marine animals and spoils the amenity of our public spaces. 

The Peninsula's Last Straw campaign encourages retailers to get swap their plastic straws for paper. Businesses can make the pledge to reduce plastic straws, participating businesses will be supported with marketing material and a months supply of paper straws. 

The pledge:

1. Display provided material in prominent locations such as the window, door or cash register.

2. Remove straws from display, place your straws behind the counter and out of sight

3. Provide straws only when requested 

4. Replace plastic straws with paper, bamboo or steel straws. 

Who is The Peninsula's Last Straw?

The Peninsula's Last Straw is a community led-volunteer initiative that was initially conceived through a Tangaroa Blue resource reduction workshop. Seed funding from the Victoria Government's Port Phillip Bay fund supplied the campaign with paper straws for 9 Dromana stores. Keep Victoria Beautiful Gift Fund has enabled the initiative to expand into Rye, Mount Martha and Mornington.   

How can I join? 

If you are a business based in Dromana, Rye, Mount Martha or Mornington, sign up to the pledge by contacting the Waste and litter education officer