What if bars, restaurants, cafés and their guests were proud to not use straws in their ordered and served drinks, cocktails and beverages?
Of course, it might be just one or two straws per person per visit. But numbers add up quickly, especially on a global scale.
The idea is a combination of ideas already out there:
- create a digital certificate (inspiration: bcorporation)
- measure your impact - straw by straw (inspiration: population.io)
- display nicley on a website and let participants view and share their impact (inspiration: The Million Dollar Homepage)
Both, restaurations companies and guests can pride themselves to consume responsibly. The logo (certificate) can be used by participating restaurations (digital and on merchandise) and needs to be re-claimed every year. Saved straws appear as digital representations on the website where visitors can look for sustainable restaurants and bars and where owners can monitor and share their impact. The counting is done by approximation or any other way that is feasible to estimate the saved straws.