Plastic Straws

Plastic use and misuse: advice for pubs launched by the Sustainable Restaurant Association

Cut disposable plastics in pubs with new SRA advice

By Claire Churchard

Pubs looking to cut their use of disposable plastics, such as straws, cups and cling film, have a fresh repository of advice to draw on with the launch of ‘Unwrapping Plastics: Use and Misuse in Hospitality’ manual from the Sustainable Restaurant Association...

Reduce, reuse, recycle: images of oceans choked with waste are enough to put anyone off their pint

Waste management: plastic not so fantastic?

By Claire Churchard

Efforts to stop waste plastics polluting the environment are to be commended. But experts have warned that finding a solution to do this can sometimes have unintended consequences.

Make a change: a petition has been set up demanding people are charged 5p per plastic straw

Pubs 'should charge 5p for straws'

By Georgina Townshend

A petition that has received almost 10,000 signatures wants the Government to introduce a 5p charge for plastic straws, similar to plastic carrier bags in shops, in the hope it would "force servers to only provide straws upon request and dramatically...

Committed: Punch is the latest pubco to turn its back on single-use straws

Punch becomes latest pubco to stop using straws

By Georgina Townshend

Punch has become the latest pubco to join the war against plastic straws by eliminating their use across its 70-strong retail pub estate, while encouraging its circa 1,200 leased and tenanted pubs to follow suit.

Straw debate: life is plastic, but it's not fantastic

7 alternatives to plastic straws

By Nicholas Robinson

More pubs and their customers are speaking out against the use of plastic straws and seeking alternatives to the environmentally hazardous tubes we’ve, for decades, grown accustomed to drinking from.

The last straw: the ALMR has encouraged pubs and bars to give up single-use plastic

Pub sector 'ready to lead the way' on reducing plastic waste

By Georgina Townshend

The pub sector is focused on reducing harmful plastic waste, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) said, as it encouraged businesses in the trade that have not yet phased out and single-use banned plastic straws to do so.

Environmental campaign: Laine Pub Co stops serving straws

Laine Pub Co latest operator to ban plastic straws

By Georgina Townshend

Laine Pub Co has ceased serving plastic straws with drinks in all of its 55 pubs across London and Brighton - and estimates that this will stop more than 2m from entering the ecosystem.