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Can you help our Strawklers?

Are you a Manly-based café happy to act as a regular post-event spot for our planet-saving volunteer Strawklers from Project Straw?

These are the legends who go snorkelling in Manly Cove on the first and third Saturday of the month (less often in Winter) and clean up all the plastics – particularly plastic straws – that are killing our local marine life.
Photo: Harriet Spark

The team would love a regular café space for a post clean up beverage or 20 at 10.30am on these two Saturdays a month and would like to support a business trying to reduce their plastic reliance, or open to learning how to. Obviously, any discounts that can be afforded would be appreciated, but perhaps just have a chat with the team and work out what mutually beneficial arrangement can be made?

Operation Straw has been going since December of 2017 and was originally designed to be a three month campaign to tackle the prolific amount of plastic, in particular straws, in Manly Cove that were found by Harriet Spark and other Manly Sealife Aquarium workers while they went on lunchtime snorkels.

“We didn’t anticipate the incredible community that formed around strawkling (snorkeling for straws) but our strawkle squad quickly became the beating heart of our continued operation that recently celebrated its 3rd birthday,” Strawkler Lauren reports.

The next Operation Straw will be held on 6 February. To get involved as a business or local snorkelling volunteer contact operationstraw@gmail.com

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