Paper Bee Sip Straws
A new straw joins the hive — The Manchester Bee Paper Sip Straw!
The sip straw is a neat 5.5” (14cm) with a small bore, and is the perfect size for cocktails, mixed drinks and pretty much anything served in a Rocks glass.
12 months ago, the Manchester Bee Paper Straw was launched in Greater Manchester as part of a range of initiatives to help reduce single-use plastic waste in the Greater Manchester region. The sustainable Bee straw has flown into drinks everywhere from The Etihad to the Christmas Markets. There’s even a customer who takes them over to his Manchester-themed pub in Mallorca!
This new straw may be shorter, but it packs the same sting. Just like its taller colony-companion, the Manchester Bee Sip Straw is 3ply, printed with soy ink and made from food safe, sustainable paper. It’s also FSC certified, recyclable and much stronger than many paper alternatives. As with the original straw, a donation from each box will be made to the We Love MCR Charity. So far over £1,000 has already been raised to help young people and communities across the city.
With the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirming their plans to ban plastic and biodegradable ‘plastic’ options by April 2020, paper is left standing as the only realistic eco-friendly disposable choice. Of course, the most sustainable thing you can do is not use any straws or go re-usable…..that way there is nothing to throw away or recycle in the first place!
The Manchester bee paper sip straw is offered at a specially discounted price for hospitality operators from local catering supplier Stephensons: http://bit.ly/BeeSipStraw. Before you order your Manchester Bee paper straws, please sign the PlasticFreeGM pledge.