The UK government will ban the sale and use of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds with plastic stems in England from April 2020. Read more
Coca-Cola Amatil will no longer distribute plastic drinking straws or stirrers in Australia and will instead stock fully recyclable paper straws. Read more
The UK government has today set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds in England. Read more
KFC has announced that all 71 of its stores in Hong Kong and Macau will stop issuing plastic lids and straws to customers who dine in from 23 August. Read more
Hoffmaster Group has acquired paper straw manufacturer Aardvark Straws, the sole US producer of paper straws, from Precision Products Group. Read more
McDonald's has announced that all of its 1,361 restaurants in the UK and Ireland will transition from plastic straws to paper straws by the end of 2019. Read more
Single-use plastic products such as straws and drink stirrers may be banned across much of Europe under proposals put forward by the European Union. Read more
Pernod Ricard USA has partnered with US-based start-up Loliware to support the launch of Loliware's edible straws in an effort to cut down on plastic waste. Read more
The Scotch Whisky Association is to phase out the use of plastic straws and stirrers as part of the industry's commitment to environmental sustainability. Read more
Beverage companies Pernod Ricard and Diageo have both announced plans to eliminate the use of plastic straws and stirrers. Read more
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