UK pub chain pledges to end use of plastic straws

UK pub chain All Bar One has taken the lead on eliminating plastic straws from pubs and bars in the UK, pledging to phase out their use at its bars as part of its #strawssuck campaign.

All Bar One will be phasing out plastic straws at all of its UK bars

Plastic straws, like all plastic items, are incredibly damaging to the environment with a single straw taking 500 years to decompose.

The chain currently serves straws in 25% of its drinks, the equivalent of 13,000 a day across all its its venues, or 4.7 million a year.

However from yesterday (14 June) All Bar One said it would be phasing out its use of plastic straws completely, replacing them where necessary with eco-friendly alternatives.

“‘At All Bar One, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and one of the ways we are doing this is drastically reducing our consumption of single-use plastics, like straws,” said Kate Dell, assistant marketing manager at All Bar One.

“Launching today, our straw promise marks our long-term commitment to minimising our usage of straws in bars as much as possible. We will no longer be automatically offering straws with drinks, and be supplying guests with a more eco-friendly alternative where required. We are sure our guests will support us in this initiative and will be happy to enjoy their drinks straw-free”.

2 Responses to “UK pub chain pledges to end use of plastic straws”

  1. Olivia Ries says:

    This is fantastic and you are all to be commended 😉

  2. Karen says:

    Have you had a look at http://www.biopac.co.uk ? They supply compostable straws so where straws are requested, you could provide a more environmentally friendly alternative

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