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London City Airport first in UK to stop using plastic straws

PUBLISHED: 09:02 07 February 2018

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London City Airport has become the first in the country to stop using plastic straws.

The decision comes following heightened awareness of the waste of single use plastics.

The airport estimates approximately 100,000 plastic straws were distributed by its outlets every year.

Customers will now be able to use a biodegradable paper straw instead.

Lewis Chenery, environmental compliance executive, said: “We are pleased to see plastic straws depart from London City Airport, joining a range of waste management initiatives that we already implement as a zero landfill company.

“Recent public interest in plastic waste has brought into sharp focus the issue, and we will be looking at new measures to further reduce our contribution.”

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