Along with the ban of plastic bags the usage of plastic straws is also on its way out of our town. Eateries in Mumbai have found alternatives and substitutes for plastic straws by using either paper or biodegradable straws. Some places are also using steel straws which can be reused and recycled.
Although plastic straws are easy, convenient and cheaper to use the spreading awareness towards the well-being of the environment has made the shift of shunning plastic straws quite effective.
Eateries in Mumbai have already adapted the concept of environment friendly straws or eliminating concept of straws altogether. Here are a few restaurants and bars in Mumbai who have made the necessary shift and how they are dealing with it:-
Social outlets in Mumbai made the shift from plastic straws to paper straws around 3 months ago. The concept of paper straws has been adapted so well by them all around the city and this was brought upon following the plastic ban in the state. They even use biodegradable material for their takeaways.
The Pantry’s movement of eliminating straws is quite unique compared to others; they give the options of paper straws as well as steel straws to their customers. The option of steel straws also reduced the amount of waste produced and is reusable. It’s been around 2 years since they’ve turned to biodegradable material for they’re restaurant.
Their takeaway containers are made out of wood and corn-starch which is completely eco-friendly.
The Bagel Shop
As soon as you walk into The Bagel Shop and place your order, the staff straight up informs you that they don’t use plastic straws anymore. They even have a #refusethestraw poster on the wall and are pretty firm about their decision. However, if a customer does insist, they gladly offer paper straws instead.
These are a few places which have adapted the eco-friendly way and they’re a true inspiration for the rest proving that it is possible to shift to other alternatives.
#refusethestraw is a campaign going on to eliminate the use of plastic straws as they are an extremely high risk to the environment. Straws are usually disposed of into the ocean which makes it a life threatening danger for sea creatures and polluting to the water which results in weather and climatic changes.