In a bid to reduce plastic waste, Coca-Cola Amatil will no longer supply plastic drinking straws. Instead, they move to a more environmentally friendly paper straw. The paper straw is recyclable, biodegradable and accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council.
The transition will take place over the next two months and will be available at 115,000 of Amatil’s outlets across Australia. Soon; bars, cafes, service stations and grocery stores will stock the new straw.
Other large companies have also pledged to ban plastic straws including Disney, Pernod Ricard, and Starbucks. The worldwide trend of reducing plastic packaging and adhering to a more sustainable approach to business seems to be catching on.