A growing number of restaurants and pubs are listening to environmental campaigners and taking a stand against plastic straws

When the boss of UK pub chain Oakman Inns, Peter Borg-Neal, was shown a YouTube video (warning: graphic content) of a turtle in obvious pain as a plastic straw is removed from its nostril, he reflected on his company’s own straw consumption: 100,000 per month.

At least that was the figure until last week, when the company announced it was restricting the use of plastic straws across its 17 pubs and called on other businesses in the hospitality sector to follow suit. Customers at Oakman Inns will no longer receive a straw automatically, but a supply will be available for those that specifically ask for one.

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Source: Guardian Climate Change