The People of Derry are being urged to reject single use plastic straws in the city’s bars, restaurants and coffee shops.
We aim to convince local businesses to stop giving out disposable plastic straws which are, perhaps, the most wasteful of all single-use plastic items.
A straw will be in use for only a few minutes but will remain in existence as waste for 100s or 1,000s of years as it gradually breaks down polluting the environment in the process.
The ‘Eco-Prefects’ recently approached a number of cafes in Derry’s city centre asking them to join the ‘Say “Naw” to Straws’ campaign. So far ten local outlets have signed up. They are on the map below and listed in the key at the bottom of the page.
If you are, or know, a local retailer who would like to join the campaign our Say Naw (Retailers) page has useful information.
The students have also contacted wholesaler Musgrave and convinced them to start them to start supplying paper straws from April.
The Walled City Brewery was the first to sign up. Proprietor James Huey said: “Every so often a campaign comes along that just feels like the right thing to do. The information provided by the students simply blew us away, regarding the global usage of plastic straws and the devastating impact that they have on the environment.”
Thornhill Eco-Prefect Susana Granado said: “I got involved in the campaign as a result of seeing a disturbing video on social media. It showed a sea turtle with a straw lodged in its nose. I feel strongly about animal welfare and wanted to make a difference.”
|Hidden City Cafe|
Visit Facebook page for Hidden City Cafe
2 London St, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48
|St Jude's Eatery (Yellow Yard)|
Visit the Facebook page of St Jude's Eatery (Yellow Yard)
Yellow Yard, Palace Street, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48
|Walled City Brewery|
Visit website of Walled City Brewery
Ebrington Sq, Londonderry Northern Ireland, BT47
Visit the Facebook page for Ollies
59 Ebrington Square, Derry, Northern Ireland,BT47 6FA
Visit the website of Guild Cafe
Guild Cafe, Ground Floor, The Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Derry, N.Ireland, BT48
|Warehouse No1 Bistro and Cafe|
Visit the Facebook page of Warehouse No1 Bistro and Cafe
1-3 Guildhall Street Derry Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 0ER
|Patricia's Coffee House|
Visit the Facebook page for Patricia's Coffee House
Unit 1a, 100-114 Strand Road, Atlantic Quay, Derry Derry, Northern Ireland
|Primrose On The Quay|
Visit the website for Primrose On The Quay
2 Atlantic Quay Derry~Londonderry BT48 7NR
|The Limelife Cafe|
The Limelife Cafe
The Quay, 114 Strand Road, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 7NR
|The Scullery Cafe|
Visit the Facebook page for The Scullery Cafe
48 Waterloo Street, Derry, Northern Ireland