13 May '12, 9am

Straw Wars is a Campaign to Ban the Use of Straws in London's Restaurants

Straw Wars is a Campaign to Ban the Use of Straws in London's Restaurants

A group of London restaurateurs has started a war: on straws to be precise. Straw Wars is a campaign to get all the restaurants in Soho, in the heart of central London, to give up straws, and not just for Lent. It's good for everyone: less waste, less garbage, less expense and good for the environment. The idea is simple – restaurants either get rid of straws completely or provide a straw only when requested by a customer. If they want one, all they have to do is ask. It’s that easy. So far, 28 restaurants have signed up , including some very fashionable ones. Although the campaign is limited to central London, it is already spreading to other parts of the city. Why bother? Because billions of straws are discarded every year, they end up in landfills and littering oceans. Plastic straws can, theoretically, be recycled but they rarely are. Many are thrown away by people eat...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/straw-...

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