10yo girl wins straw phase-out battle; Cairns Council agrees to ditch single-use plastics


• A 10-year-old girl has helped convince a local government on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef to phase out using plastic straws in its council operations for the first time in Queensland.
• Cairns one of the first in Asia-Pacific with plastic straw ban
• Just one bar in Cairns has saved 240,000 straws a year

Full article here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-11/girl-wins-straw-phase-out-cairns-council-agree-ditch/9640522