How to sip and stir without harming the environment.
26 May 2019| Last updated on 19 January 2020
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The alfresco party season will soon be here, and so will a ban on some of a bartender’s favourite tools – straws and stirrers.
To help tackle pollution and protect the environment, the government is shaking up the drinks industry by banning the supply of plastic straws and stirrers, after a consultation revealed “overwhelming” public support for the move.
3. Eco Friendly Metal Straws, £6/AED28.02, River Island
A no-brainer, stainless steel straws look the part, feel good to the touch and can cope with chunky ice cubes and loads of garnish. There’s a brush cleaner as well, just in case you forget to double strain that cocktail or it’s a sticky mess.
4. Summer Meadow Paper Straws (pack of 25), £2.95/AED13.78, Rex London
These pretty floral designs will be a huge hit at picnics and festivals, especially with the trend for still and sparkling rosé wines in portable, recyclable aluminium cans – a lighter, greener option.