Revolution Bars Group bans plastic straws

Revolution Bars Group, the UK’s largest operator of premium bars with 73 venues across the UK, has removed plastic straws across its estate as part of a new sustainability campaign. Revolution and Revolución de Cuba will champion #TheFinalStraw and #NoStrawPorFavor, banning all plastic straw purchasing and putting an end to its annual 30 million order in time for its new menu launches this month. A biodegradable, fully compostable alternative manufactured from PLA (a plant-based plastic), will be available to customers who specifically ask for and require a straw.

Further significant measures to reduce wastage include switching to dehydrated fruit garnishes, replacing all beverage napkins with ceramic coasters at Revolución de Cuba sites and partnering with Refill, a free tap water initiative, adding all bars within the group to the 1,600 refill stations currently available across the UK.

Myles Doran, Commercial Director of Revolution Bars Group comments: “We have a huge responsibility as one of the leading premium bar groups in the UK to get behind the ‘no straws’ campaign. By switching to dehydrated fruit we’ve already saved a third on fruit garnish wastage and reduced the number of deliveries required to our bars. The new measures will significantly reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste in our restaurants and bars and hopefully encourage more businesses to follow suit. We need to start acting now if we’re going to make a real difference to our environment and wildlife.”

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