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Bacardi bans straws and stirrers

Bacardi has banned plastic straws and stirrers from its company events in an effort to reduce waste.

Bacardi’s Carta range

The commitment is expected to prevent 12,000 straws going to landfill every year.

It also prevents the risk of them ending up in the ocean, where straws are the fifth most popular item of rubbish.

“Plastic straws don’t biodegrade, and their use is ubiquitous across many industries including the spirits market”, said Ian McLaren, director of trade advocacy for Bacardi.

“We are resolved to be part of the solution, and this includes reducing the amount of waste we produce”

The company is encouraging all offices within the Bacardi global infrastructure to do the same.

The initiative forms part of Bacardi’s ‘Good Spirited’ waste reduction campaign.

Since 2006, when Bacardi began tracking its global impact on the environment, the company says it has improved water use efficiency by 46% and reduced greenhouse gas intensity ratio by nearly 45%.

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