Butlin’s is eradicating the use of plastic straws at its three resorts.
The company uses more than two million straws a year across its sites at Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness, which cater for around 1.5 million holidaymakers a year.
Instead drinks in all bars and restaurants will be served with either paper straws or no straws at all from next month.
The Bourne Leisure-owned business is also looking at alternatives to its use of plastic stirrers, cutlery and cups.
Recycling is also being reviewed. Instead of rubbish being collected from the resorts and recycled off-site, Butlin’s is looking to increase the amount of different recycling bins to ensure guests can place waste items into appropriate receptacles.
Managing director Dermot King said: “As a brand that is proud to be part of coastal towns and wants to be a good, responsible neighbour, we feel we must be proactive and take these steps to reduce our plastic waste and contribute to the global challenge of eliminating unnecessary single-use plastics.
“The sea and seaside are integral parts of a Butlin’s break, and therefore we need to do all we can to help protect them for generations to come.”
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