Although the last year has been dominated by Covid-19, the environment is still a key issue – with everything from cars to cryptocurrencies getting framed in a new light depending on how environmentally friendly they are. Most manufactured products are making an attempt to increase their environmental friendliness and the items you find on and behind a bar are no different. Whether you continue to use something like plastic straws, for example, has a bigger impact on how your customers see you than you might think.
For far too many years the world has been relying on the ocean as a dumping ground for waste of all kinds. Plastic waste, in particular, as many of us know, will never fully biodegrade. Thankfully, there are other options available. Although both still require some manufacturing and therefore aren’t 100% eco-friendly, they are much better for our environment than their plastic counterparts. Either through reuse or recycling, these straws offer the hospitality industry a different way of approaching straws in drinks.
David Attenborough and one of the recent nature television shows he narrated, Blue Planet II, have spearheaded a huge market shift in the way we use and buy straws. Straws have been a mainstay in restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars and fast food outlets across the country for decades – one thing is for certain, straws were never going to go anywhere. As we know, they have been made out of plastic for many years and it was only when the nature show Blue Planet II aired on the BBC for the first time that millions of people across the UK began to realise the damage plastic straws can do to the environment, our ecosystem and the lives of many of the earth’s animal inhabitants.
Our range of paper straws is entirely bio-degradable, which is not only important for the environment but also the food, drink and hospitality market as a whole. A shift in business practice is nearly always driven by a shift in public opinion. As many of you will know, here at Beaumont TM we pride ourselves on being able to supply businesses with products that are not only popular but also high quality and good value for money.
8 inches long with a 6 mm bore and made from wood pulp, our paper straws are alike to the plastic straws in almost every way – aside from the fact they are now 100% biodegradable and therefore environmentally friendly; and because the type of straw you have on offer can say a lot about your business we come bearing variety – 7 different kinds of paper straw in fact.
You can choose from you typical all-black straws or all white straws as well as green and white striped, blue and white striped and red and white striped (perfect for Christmas!) – as well as others. Although the colour and style of your straw will say something about your business to the customer, the one thing that will speak the loudest is the fact that it is a paper straw and that is worth every penny.
Stainless steel straws
However, paper straws aren’t the only option. Our stainless steel straws provide a great alternative and are great for reuse as well as being fully recyclable.
A different offering, these stainless steel straws will surely help your establishment stand out from the crowd. These eco-friendly straws are manufactured from high-quality stainless steel and are suitable for use with hot and cold beverages. Although, as we are sure you know – metal is a great conductor of heat! So watch your straws getting too hot if you serve them in hot drinks.
Manufactured from high quality 304 grade stainless steel these straws are also BPA and chemical-free. As they are made of stainless steel they are also very hygienic, as well as being very easy to clean. -they are also dishwasher and glasswasher safe. If you have a few flair bartenders on the team we are sure they will be able to find some cool new ways to use the straws and engage the customer.
Another fun way to use the straws is to chill them beforehand, adding a chilled touch to the drinker’s lips – a great added touch in the hot weather we have been having. They look great in cocktails, particularly those served in martini glasses and just to make sure there is no risk of cutting yourself on them – all the edges are smoothed and rounded off.
At 8.5 inches long they are certainly above average and come in a pack of 25. Stock code 3869.