This Montreal Bar Is Banning Plastic Straws - MTL Blog

This Montreal Bar Is Banning Plastic Straws

A great initiative more venues need to adopt.

When we were kids, the big recycling hazard always seemed to be the infamous six-pack holder that possessed the uncanny ability to trap fish.

But there's a new "public enemy number one" when it comes to recycling: The straw. 

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It's actually pretty sickening to think that around about 500 million straws are used and thrown away every day in the United States alone! That's 125 school buses full of straws. 

Which is why more and more places are starting to ban plastic straws. Most recently, Taverne Cobra have banned the straws for two main reasons: To save the turtles and because (in their own words) they're fuckin' cheap. 

Even though they're being fumy about it, it is a great initiative and hopefully more restaurants and bars will follow their example. 


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