It’s simple really, over the next year we’re going to reduce our straw usage by a third. But why we hear you ask… Because we know how incredibly harmful plastic straws are to animals and the environment. Did you know just one straw, yes one, takes 500 years to decompose? Add that up over one Friday night in our bars and that’s a lot of plastic!
So we’ve decided to do something about it, and from today, we’ll be phasing out plastic straws from our bars. This is because, as a brand, we are committed to making a positive impact on the environment, and are always reviewing ways in which we can improve. It’s our pledge to go green, starting now!
Don’t worry you can still sip away merrily on our delicious cocktails and soft drinks, and for those crushed ice cocktails we’ll be offering replacement eco-friendly options.
So why does this matter to us? Our own research show just how many straws are in use and in turn, creating an environmental problem. To give you a snapshot of just how many straws we use at All Bar One:
• Straws are served in 25% of our drinks
• An average of 1,600 straws a week in each bar (about 13,000 a day as a brand)
• We purchase 4.7 million straws a year
We need your help, we can’t make this happen without you, the change starts with how you enjoy your drinks and we ask that when you do, you don’t ask for a straw. Let’s all work towards making a difference and get rid of plastic straws for good.
We’re also calling on other bars to join the pledge and get involved in the #StrawsSuck movement.