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Greene Turtle does away with plastic straws

The sports bar chain joins other restaurants in moving to biodegradable straws upon request.

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille announced this week that it’s joining a growing number of restaurant concepts in getting rid of plastic straws to be more environmentally friendly.

The 46-unit full-service chain will offer biodegradable straws for certain beverages upon request, according to a news release.

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“The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille values protecting marine life,” said Layla Nielsen, the company’s senior director of marketing. “We are excited to do our part by skipping the straw and helping reduce the number of plastic straws in the ecosystem.”

Earlier this month, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group announced it would switch to biodegradable paper straws at all of its New York City units.

Cities including Seattle and Malibu, Calif., have banned plastic straws, while the New York City Council is mulling outlawing them.

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