With research showing that Australians use 10 million straws every day and 3.6 billion straws annually, the Sydney Opera House’s onsite restaurants Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen, Portside Sydney, The Lounge and Theatre Bars have announced that they will ditch single-use, plastic straws by August 1.
To help fight the war on waste, the Sydney Opera House and Solotel Group’s Sydney Opera Bar has joined “SydneyDoesntSuck” and committed to ditching single-use plastic straws, saving 1.1 million straws each year. All of the Opera House’s onsite restaurants will be plastic straw free by August 1, 2018, with straws only made available on request to patrons who specifically require them. The move is estimated to save more than two million straws each year across the precinct.
These iconic Sydney venues join the International Convention Centre and Museum of Contemporary Art who have also committed to ditching single-use plastic straws.
Sydneydoesntsuck compaign helps identify and celebrate all of the leading bars and venues in Sydney that are ditching single-use plastic straws. According to this week’s episode of ABC’s War on Waste, 10 million straws are used by Australians each day, and 3.6 billion straws used annually.
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