Sustainability is one of those buzzwords that everyone seems to be talking about these days. While it may sound daunting to change over to sustainable practices, many of these changes will actually save you money in the long run. Brands like Bacardi are encouraging establishments to stop the use of plastic straws and drink stirrers.
By simply adding “straws by request” to your menu, you can reduce the number of straws you use and help eliminate some of the estimated 500 million plastic straws thrown away every day in the United States. You could also switch to paper straws, which have been appearing in popular Instagram posts and on Pintrest lately. Metal straws might require a bigger up-front investment, but they add to the “cool factor” of your beverages and can be used for years with proper cleaning.