POLL: Should pubs stop automatically giving out straws with drinks?

Wetherspoon pubs have become the latest to announce they will stop automatically put straws in drinks.

Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 1:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th September 2017, 2:06 pm

But is time to stop using plastic straws for good? Campaigners have said they are used only once but take centuries to decompose.

A new US campaign, Refuse the Straw, is encouraging other pubs and restaurants to follow suit.

Wetherspoon, which hands out 70 million straws a year, said it had stopped the practice after bar staff complained about throwing vast quantities of used straws away.

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