I have a current pet peeve; soggy straws. The shift away from plastic straws to paper ones was, of course, something the hospitality industry as a whole needed to get behind and implement. The shocking amount of plastic waste needed to be addressed, but I’m sure I’m not the only person who has noticed the downside to the paper ones.
From morning smoothies and shakes to cocktails and G'n'Ts in the evening, the new paper straws being used across bars and restaurants have one major flaw – they disintegrate in a matter of minutes. Apart from drinking quicker (maybe no bad thing), there must be someone out there who can make a sustainable alternative and banish limp straws.
Adam Hyman, founder CODE Hospitality