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HOTEL general manager Jan Ifcic seems to have created a whirlwind of activity after highlighting plans to replace plastic straws with greener alternatives.
As reported in GulfWeekly, The InterContinental Hotels Group, which boasts the InterContinental Regency Bahrain, where he is based, and Crowne Plaza Bahrain hotels under its wing in the kingdom, has prohibited the use of plastic straws with its drinks, and is encouraging guests to not use a straw at all.
Jan has said that if guests do request one for their mocktails, they will be fully-biodegradable.
Now, taking a further bite out of sustainability, the Capital Club Bahrain has introduced edible straws to help preserve the environment whilst members enjoy a refreshing drink.
It’s understood that the straws are 100 per cent plastic-free, and are made from a seaweed-based material. They’re also gluten-free, gelatin-free, all natural and nontoxic.
Take it one step further … just imagine, salt & vinegar flavoured straws … you wouldn’t need any accompanying snacks!