BASTA! has become the first restaurant in the Middle East to offer straws made entirely from pasta.
Italian eatery BASTA! by celebrity chef David Myers have drawn their straw in the battle against plastic pollution of our oceans.
Commenting on the initiative, Chef David Myers says: “Being someone who loves spending time in the ocean, I witness the consequences of our overuse of single-use plastic first hand. I like to think that by stopping the use of plastic straws, we are making a small mark right here in the UAE in a fun and quirky BASTA! way.”
Alongside the introduction of pasta straws in BASTA!, all three of David Myers’ Dubai venues will soon ban the use of plastic straws and replace it with more sustainable alternatives.
Recent reports have shown that there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050, with straws being a major contributing factor, the Unites States alone use 500 million straws a day which is enough straw waste to wrap the circumference of the earth 2.5 times.