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Byron Shire
May 11, 2021

The war on straws

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Is this all the Nationals can claim, the slogan ‘straws off shores’? We are dealing with a War on Waste. I have not seen or spoken with any Nationals collecting straws along our waterways.

It is a shallow slogan that has no plan to rid us of this plastic problem. Just keep being fossil fools and cotton farmers; both take excessive waters, and destroy farmlands. My thoughts are always with George Bender, and his caring daughter Helen.

Want to tell our kids ‘We did it for the economy’. Go ‘youth for climate change’!

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