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Final straw for Channel Island pub chain

The Liberation Group uses millions of plastic straws each year Photo: PA Images

A Channel Island pub chain has stopped offering plastic drinking straws, in a bid to be better to the environment.

The Liberation Group, which runs more than 100 pubs in Jersey, Guernsey and the West Country, is introducing biodegradable paper straws into its establishments instead.

It is estimated that unless there is a significant shift, plastic refuse in the ocean is set to outweigh fish by 2050.

Our pubs use millions of straws each year, so we see the switch really benefiting the environment. Plastic straws are a blight on our coastlines, marine life and our oceans. This is a problem which is entirely avoidable. As an Island company who supports many charitable organisations, I feel we also have a moral obligation to support helping marine mammal life where possible.

– Jayson Perfect, Managing Director, Pubs and Inns