Waitrose to ditch sales of plastic straws

Plastic drinking straws

It's the final straw for straws at Waitrose: the supermarket says it will stop selling packs of plastic drinking straws by this September, and 'is working on sourcing paper equivalents'.

"Phasing out packs of single use straws shows how seriously we are taking the challenge of reducing our impact on the environment," comments Tor Harris, Head of Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing at Waitrose.

"While removing packs of straws from sale seems a small step, the impact on the environment all adds up."

Waitrose plastic straws

Waitrose has also stopped selling products containing microbeads and plastic-stem cotton buds, and says it has 'committed to making all its own-label packaging widely recyclable (using the widely recycled logo), reusable, or home compostable by 2025'.

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