Are pasta straws a fusilli idea?

Forget polluting plastic straws and soggy paper alternatives – pasta straws could be the solution to sustainable slurping

McDonald’s admits ‘sustainable’ paper straws can’t currently be recycled

The fast food giant said this is despite previous plastic versions, which were phased out, being recyclable

EU Council adopts ban on single-use plastic products

The formal adoption of the new rules is the final step in the procedure

Finnish firms team up to finish plastic straw pollution

Stora Enso and Sulapac’s straws are based on bio composite material, made of wood and natural binders

EU Parliament backs ban on single-use plastics

The throwaway plastics to be banned from 2021 include straws, cutlery, plates, balloon sticks and cotton buds

Edible straws take a bite out of plastic pollution

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

Canary Wharf trials plastic straw phase-out

It has asked all restaurants, bars and coffee shops on its estate to get involved

Hilton says its time for plastic straws to check out

The hospitality chain has also revealed a new goal to halve its global environmental footprint by 2030

UK Parliament crackdown on plastic waste

A 25p charge will be added to hot drinks served in single-use cups as part of a trial

Waitrose to bin plastic straws by end of April

The retailer will swap the 600,000 straws it gives out each year to a home compostable material