Liverpool nightclub Red Door has decided to stop serving drinks with a straw amid a national debate about plastic waste.
As part of the government’s bid to cut down on plastic usage, straws are amongst the first group of proposed items to receive a complete UK ban.
Prime Minister Theresa May has called plastic waste “one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world” and recently urged leaders at the to follow the UK’s lead in attempting to tackle the problem.
An estimated 8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away in the UK each year, as such it’s hoped that this crusade will result in a significant environmental impact.
Lee Lynch, managing director of Red Door, says: “We are thrilled to be leading the way in Liverpool by ditching all of Red Door’s single use plastic straws.
“We recognise the huge environmental impact a simple change such as this can make, and we’re looking forward to hopefully seeing a completely straw-free country in the not too distant future.”
Although Red Door will no longer be serving cocktails with a straw, biodegradable paper straws are available upon request from the bar.