Red Lobster gives plastic straws the heave-ho

Citing its close times to the ocean seafood restaurant chain Red Lobster has announced plans for a change in its use of plastic straws.

  • “Starting in November, we will begin offering plastic straws only upon request and will begin to replace plastic straws with an eco-friendly alternative straw by the end of 2020,” the restaurant said in a social media post.
  • “This commitment is expected to eliminate almost 150 million plastic straws per year from our restaurants and expands our Seafood with Standards practices.”
  • Plastic straws, which are generally non-recyclable, have come under fire for the harm they do to the environment, especially to marine life.

Starting in November, we will begin offering plastic straws only upon request and will begin to replace plastic straws…

Posted by Red Lobster on Monday, October 1, 2018

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