A&W Canada eliminates plastic straws

A&W Food Services of Canada marked World Oceans Day — June 8 — by announcing its goal to eliminate all plastic straws from its restaurants by the end of this year, according to a company press release. 

A&W will provide guests with the option of a paper straw, which is 100 percent biodegradable, compostable and are sustainably sourced. They last two to three hours in a drink without breaking down but naturally biodegrade in three to six months, according to the release.

"Reducing waste from landfills is a top priority for A&W and this is one big way that we can make a difference," CEO Susan Senecal, said in the release. 

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