For one Regina bar, they’ve had the last straw.
The popular Leopold’s Tavern has had it with plastic straws, eliminating them from their establishment.
Spokesperson Brad Smith said after throwing away so many of the plastic sipping devices year after year, they wanted to see if even using them at all was necessary.
“We chose to eliminate straws as much as possible,” he said. “Then, available by request, we use compostable straws.”
The move to eliminate plastic straws has gained steam in recent times, with restaurants in Winnipeg and Toronto doing the same.
Smith said it’s up for restauranteurs and those in the food service industry to keep finding new and innovative ways to be environmentally progressive, which, he said, is exactly what his establishment is doing.
“We have take out containers that are recyclable,” he said. “We’re using portion cups out of corn starch and compostable. Everything we’re doing, we’re trying to re-evaluate for green initiatives.”