This Huge Pub Chain Has Just Banned Plastic Straws

Charley Ross
Drinking straws

Your cheap and cheerful boozy night out just got greener.

Wetherspoons has just announced that they will stop using plastic straws across its nine hundred pubs by the end of the year.

The pub chain will switch to biodegradable paper straws, and will reduce its use of plastic straws significantly for the rest of the year. Bar staff will no longer automatically put a plastic straw in your drink, but they are available on request.

It will join eco-friendly brands such as All Bar One and Laine Pub Company, who have also banned plastic straws.

Wetherspoons chief executive John Huston said: "These changes are part of an overall commitment from the company to reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste produced."

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