Coke axes plas­tic straws

The West Australian - - NEWS -

En­vi­ron­men­tal groups have wel­comed Coca-Cola Amatil’s de­ci­sion to re­place plas­tic straws with paper in Aus­tralian out­lets.

The com­pany said yes­ter­day that it would phase out plas­tic straws and stir­rers in Aus­tralia over the next two months and re­place them with re­cy­clable ones. Group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ali­son Watkins said the de­ci­sion was part of Coke’s ef­forts to re­duce sin­gle-use plas­tics.

Clean Up Aus­tralia’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ter­rie-Ann John­son said Coke was do­ing the right thing but urged con­sumers to be care­ful to dis­pose of biodegrad­able straws prop­erly.

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