70 million plastic straws are entering landfill or making their way into the world’s oceans each year. Bars and restaurants have recently come under pressure from “Refuse the Straw”
It hopes that a simple change by pubs and restaurants will shift consumer behaviour by ending the expectation that a straw will be provided with every drink.
A similar change came in the after the 5p charge was introduced on plastic bags, resulting in an 85 per cent reduction in the number people use. So lets see if we can make the same impact on straws.
How We Can Help
At bunzl we have a wide range of biodegradable, recyclable and compostable products allow businesses to reduce their impact on the environment.
Straws are thought to take up to 500 years to decompose therefore, we are encouraging our customers to eliminate plastic drinking straws from their bars & restaurants to help reduce their carbon foodprint.
Alternative to Plastic
Bunzl McLaughlin compostable Straws are available in clear, black and white. Perfect for smoothies or soft drinks. Choose the look you want from these stylish choices, and feel happy knowing, they won't be hanging around too long after the party!