Coya has announced that it will no longer use plastic drinking straws at any of its venues across the globe in a bid to reduce global consumption.
Apart from plastic straws, Coya has also committed to stop using plastic stirrers and paper napkins and implement refillable juice bottles rather than single-use plastic bottles.
Cedric Toussaint, director of operations, Coya Dubai said, “Reports have shown that plastic straws are a clear example of completely unnecessary single-use plastic that is used for an average of just 20 minutes then discarded.”
Single-use plastic have a short lifespan, normally used once and then discarded. Like other plastics, they do not biodegrade and take hundreds of years to break down.
“In 2017, Coya worldwide purchased a total of 300,000 straws. As part of Coya’s global corporate sustainability efforts we have made the decision to no longer use plastic drinking straws, stirrers, juice bottles as well as paper napkins in any of our venues. We hope our commitment will encourage our peers to help reduce plastic pollution, and perhaps inspire our guests to do the same too,” Toussaint added.