Marriott International pledges to check out plastic straws

The hotel giant will ditch them from more than 6,500 properties across 30 brands

IKEA serves ban on single-use plastic straws in UK and Ireland

It will no longer offer and sell them at its restaurants and product range from October

Welsh firm supplying paper straws to McDonald’s granted £500k

It will support the expansion of the company, helping create around 102 new jobs

Starbucks pledges to ditch plastic straws globally by 2020

They will be replaced with new lids designed for use without straws and paper or compostable alternatives

EU proposes banning plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds

They are among the 10 single-use plastic products targeted that are said to be most often found on Europe’s beaches

Ace! Wimbledon serves up plastic straws ban

A total of 10 electric vehicles will also be introduced into the courtesy car fleet for the first time

Starbucks sees 156% boost in reusable cups after 5p charge

It will also be testing alternative solutions for plastic straws across 54 stores in London and Manchester next month

UK Government to ban plastic straws and cotton buds

It is part of the government’s efforts to reduce plastic waste in the world’s oceans

London City Airport ditches plastic straws

Plastic straws are no longer available in any food and drink outlets at London City Airport. It is the first UK airport to ditch plastic straws, which have been replaced with biodegradable paper ones. The airport said the move will help reduce the use of 100,000 plastic straws that were distributed by the airport’s outlets […]