In an effort to aid in the reduction of plastic waste, Sanrio has announced it will begin selling Hello Kitty straws at stores in Japan and on its online shop on July 3. Several restaurants at Sanrio Puroland and Harmony Land have already adopted them.
30 Hello Kitty Paper Straws (15 Blue/15 Pink): ¥216 (Tax Included)
Microplastics are a very real concern for our oceans right now. These plastics find they way into ecosystems via a plethora of sources, from clothing to cosmetics and beyond. Recently, many major food chains have withdrawn their plastic straws and opted for paper straws in an attempt to help eliminate the entering of microplastics into the ocean. People are also encouraged to purchase their own metallic straws to take around with them.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 to be reached by the year 2030. This includes “No Poverty,” “Zero Hunger,” “Climate Action” and so on. The 14th goal is “Life Below Water” in which nations are to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.”
Sanrio have gotten on board with these international efforts by using Hello Kitty as promotion for the SDGs over on the official Hello Kitty YouTube channel. As part of the efforts for Life Below Water, Sanrio will release colourful paper straws that both children and adults are encouraged use at home.
Join Hello Kitty and the rest of the world to help save our ocean.
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Hello Kitty Paper Straws
Release Date: July 3, 2019
Price: ¥216 – Pack of 30 (15 each of blue and pink)
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