@cocacolaau Amatil will phase out plastic drink straws and stirrers over the next two months and replace them with compostable options and paper straws!
The straws will be supplied by @biopak.au , and will be available to around 115,000 outlets such as grocery, petrol and convenience stores, bars, cafes and restaurants.
@cleanupaustralia is pleased with @cocacolaau Amatil making the change but urges Australian’s to try and dispose the the straws correctly, saying: ‘Compostable waste is the best way to dispose of paper straws... In the open they will take longer and cause harm [when decomposing]. We are delighted with this small pledge by @cocacolaau Amatil and hope it will help to encourage other sustainable changes. Thanks also to @cleanupaustralia for raising awareness within the public around remembering that the root of the campaign against single use plastic is that there is no environmentally friendly disposal option and to really close the loop when introducing biodegradable products we need compost services.