Battle of Alberta edition on going straw-free
A new challenge in the ongoing Battle of Alberta was issued to Calgary bars at the Best Bar None (BBN) event on June 19th.
Calgary Ward 7 Councillor Druh Farrell made a special presentation at the event, urging Calgary bar and restaurant operators in the room to go straw-free – and to beat Edmonton – in the Last Straw Challenge.
At stake is city pride
Here’s how the Last Straw Challenge works:
- Participating bars and restaurants can chose to go straw-free:
- For one day – July 14, 2018
- For one week, ideally, including July 14
- Bars and restaurants would report their participation to Waste Free Edmonton or Plastic Free YYC; the bars would be listed on the Challenge websites
It is estimated that over 57 million single-use plastic straws are thrown away every day in Canada and these plastic items – after being used just once – can wind up in landfills, waterways, beaches or even harming wildlife.
This Last Straw Challenge encourages bars and their guests to do their part to minimize the waste. BBN venues are strongly encouraged to take up the challenge. See which venues participated in the Last Straw Challenge and which city took home the win.
Don’t forget to check the Best Bar Finder to locate a bar that takes your fun and safety seriously.
CBC article – Last Straw Challenge