No straws please!

Plastic straw free Rangiora campaign is gaining even more traction.

Budding film makers and North Loburn school students Ranger Leary, Campbell Richardson, Tom hassall and Izzy Ashurst won The Outlook for Someday 2017 Film Awards! They won the Sustainable Future Award for their film about Plastic Straw Free Rangiora. Make sure you check out their film here: http://www.theoutlookforsomeday.net/films/2017/063/

Part of the campaign’s focus is to consider the use of single-use plastics, and plastic straws are a great place to start.

Fools of Desire cafe owner Elisa Leach is on a roll in promoting the initiative.

“We’ve been doing it for 18 months, so we know it’s possible,” she told Newshub.

“We put out a challenge to other cafés and other restaurants to do the same.”

Apparently five cafes and restaurants have agreed to the initiative, and the Waimakariri Council are supporting the initiative too.

Local Monteith’s restaurant and bar owner Bob Blair told news hub “You’d be hard pressed to describe me as a greenie,” and went onto say “If you’d asked me 20 years ago, or 10 years even probably, I wouldn’t have been interested at all, […] But, you know, times are changing and you have to recognise that times are changing.”

Other cafes and restaurants in Christchurch are following suite according to Stuff.co.nz.