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.”