Coke flags pa­per straws

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COCA-COLA Amatil has an­nounced it will phase out plas­tic drink­ing straws and stir­rers in Aus­tralia over the next two months and re­place them with fully re­cy­clable and biodegrad­able pa­per straws.

Group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ali­son Watkins said yes­ter­day the de­ci­sion was an­other step for­ward in the com­pany’s ef­forts to re­duce sin­gle-use plas­tics. “We’ve heard the com­mu­nity mes­sage loud and clear – that un­nec­es­sary pack­ag­ing is un­ac­cept­able, and we all need to work to­gether to re­duce the amount en­ter­ing lit­ter streams, the en­vi­ron­ment and the oceans,” she said.

The new pa­per drink­ing straws will be sourced from sup­pli­ers BioPak and Aus­traw and made avail­able through Amatil’s or­der­ing plat­form to around 115,000 out­lets na­tion­wide in­clud­ing con­ve­nience stores, bars and cafes.

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