London's City Airport to phase out plastic straws
Straws are truly the new bags: London City Airport has announced its plan to phase out plastic straws across all its food and drink outlets, including Café Nero and Pret A Manger, and replace them with biodegradable paper straws, which will be provided to customers upon request.
It's the first UK airport to adopt such a measure, and will eliminate the use of roughly 100,000 plastic straws each year.
The decision came in support of London Evening Standard’s ‘The Last Straw’ campaign.
In addition, as part of its strategy to reduce plastic waste, the airport provides free drinking water refill stations to discourage passengers from purchasing single-use plastic water bottles.
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