Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Restaurants: Ditch the straw!

My husband cringes when I do it. At restaurants, I blurt out, “No straws!” before the server brings us water. Why on earth do restaurants waste money by putting plastic garbage in our drinks? If people think the glasses aren’t clean, a straw won’t really help much. Sure, if someone has a broken jaw wired together, they could ask for one, but don’t make it the default.

My husband can take some comfort in that there is now a worldwide movement to ditch the straws, or at least come up with an environmental alternative.

Pernod Ricard announced we would stop purchasing plastic straws and stirrers to adorn our Chivas Regal Scotch Whiskey, Absolut Vodka, Kahlua Liqueur and other specialty liquor cocktails. In their place, we are introducing drinks with alternative options, including drinks without straws or stirrers.


1 comment:

  1. Here's a related article in the NY Times: