April next year (2010) to ban Plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers in England

The European government has confirmed that it will ban sale of plastic items from April next year. The move is supposed to reduce the environmental impact of plastic pollution including 5 billion plastic straws used each year. The risk to the wildlife is massive if something is not done soon. 

Alternatives such as reusable straws are available including wooden cotton buds. These alternatives are a massive change in culture for many people including Australians but they are something that has to happen. 

Phasing out plastic and using reusable alternatives are a must in Australia and Europe. Turn to reusable straws if you live in Australia and be the first to make the change. 

Maybe it is time to Suck Differently?