Straw wars

‘A long time ago in a galaxy...’ well, here, people drank directly from cups without the need of a plastic straw. London restaurants are now uniting to eradicate this ‘unnecessary’ practice.

Thousands of straws get doled out daily in the hospitality sector, many are never even used before being consigned to the bin. Most filter into landfill or the ocean, floating indefinitely or being ingested by seabirds and marine mammals.

The Straw Wars campaign, with slogan ‘Don’t be a Sucker’, is designed to alter the routine of handing out straws when a customer might not even want one.

You can join the revolution at