Morrisons is to help customers prepare for the plastic straw ban by offering reusable stainless steel straws as an alternative option to plastic and paper.

Following a commitment to have all of their own-brand plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, the supermarket will be selling a 4-pack of straws made from stainless steel.

 

Priced at £2.50, the straws are sold with a cleaning rod so that they can be used time and time again.

The introduction of the new straws is to help customers as businesses move away from selling plastic straws, which are set to be banned from all cafes, restaurants and bars by 2020.

Morrisons removed all plastic straws from its 494 stores and cafes in 2018 – a move which has already reduced plastic by 30 tonnes.

Paper straws have been used as an alternative but they are not reusable and eateries have received complaints that they don’t work well when used with thick drinks like milkshakes.

Natasha Cook, packaging manager at Morrisons said: “We know reducing plastics is a top priority for our customers. We’ve already swapped plastic for paper straws, but by introducing durable and easy-to-wash stainless steel straws we are going one step further.”

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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