Edible straws take a bite out of plastic pollution

Diageo hopes to reduce the environmental footprint of its pre-mixed canned drinks

Big Zero Report 2022

A range of pre-mixed canned drinks now come with edible straws to cut down on plastic waste.

Diageo’s Premix range, which includes Gordon’s Gin & Schweppes Tonic, Baileys & Iced Coffee Latte and Pimm’s & Lemonade, now comes with a variety of flavoured straws that can be eaten, rather then binned or sent away to landfill like traditional plastic alternatives.

The drinks company has ditched single-use plastic straws across its global business and says it will only use reusable, compostable or biodegradable alternatives from now on.

Global Sustainable Development Director David Croft said: “Diageo is committed to minimising our environmental impact and we are, like many of our consumers, increasingly concerned about the negative environmental impact associated with the irresponsible disposal of plastic straws.”

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