Ava is only five years old, and she already loves to eat at Pizza Express. But she also loves animals. So she wrote a letter to Pizza Express. It said, "I'm writing to you to ask if you could stop using plastic straws because they are very bad for animals. They can get stuck in their mouths and noses. Could you only use straws if people ask for them, because I don't want any animals to get sick."



A Pizza Express spokesman responded, saying "We pride ourselves on listening to our customers," and Ava's letter spurred them to make  change. "We are now phasing out single-use plastic straws from all our 470+ restaurants from this summer,and we'll be replacing them with biodegradable and recyclable paper versions."