Norwich venue bans plastic straws in eco move
PUBLISHED: 21:51 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 21:51 07 February 2018
A popular late-night Norwich bar is joining the movement for eco-change by banning plastic straws.
Bar & Beyond on Prince of Wales Road will offer a biodegradable alternative instead for cocktails, mixers or soft drinks, reducing plastic consumption.
General manager Matt Leggett said: “We’re all about serving up a great night out but from 19 February the only straws we’ll offer to customers will be made from renewable plant sources.
“They’ll biodegrade in six months rather than hundreds of years so they won’t add to the planet’s pollution problems.”
The move means straws will no longer be served routinely in a drink but the new biodegradable ones will be made available if needed.
Bar & Beyond is part of The Deltic Group which is bringing in the ban as part of its commitment to be more eco-friendly. Its industry awards include one for Responsible Retailer of the Year in 2016.