India. Rio. Europe. South Africa. Plastic bans are spreading throughout the world, and with them, the FinalStraw movement is going international. Of course, the impacts of single-use plastics have no borders. Here’s how to say “No straw, please” in 10 different languages, so no matter where you are, they know to hold the straw.
Spanish: Spain - "Sin pajilla por favor." Mexico - "Sin popote por favor."
French: Pas de paille s'il vous plait.
Chinese: Qǐng bùyào xīguǎn.
Russian: Nyet solomy pozhaluysta.
German: "Kein Strohhalm bitte" or "Bitte, kein Strohhalm."
Italian: Per favore no paglia.
Swahili: Hakuna majani tafadhali.
Indonesia: Tolong jangan ada jerami.
Hindi: Nahin puaal krpaya.
Arabic: La min alqashi min fadlik.
Near, far, wherever you are, you'll find plastic... unfortunately. And it doesn’t matter if you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, plastic pollution never takes a vacation. Now you too can continue to fight the good fight and refuse single-use plastic straws wherever in the world you may be. Bon Voyage!
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