Lincoln SU to phase out plastic straws

The University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union has announced that it is to replace plastic straws with ‘bio-degradable alternatives’ at its venues on campus.

Plastic straws will be replaced with ‘bio-degradable alternatives’. Photo: Lincoln SU.

It comes after an SUggestion, submitted by ‘Lucy B.’, said straws ‘have an extremely detrimental effect on the environment’ and ‘take a long time to break down’.

“They are damaging to the environment and to animals, being situated near to the brayford pool [sic] makes it even more of importance to reduce straw useage as they may get into the water there and hurt the animals,” it reads.

Despite the idea failing to reach the required number of votes in the time limit, Lincoln SU have said they ‘feel it is important to do all we can to protect the environment’ and have taken on the suggestion.

The Union said: “Plastic straws will still be available behind the bar when requested, until our current stock runs out and then they will be replaced with bio-degradable alternatives.

“This is happening across all of your Students’ Union venues; Tower Bar, The Swan and the Engine Shed.”


More information about the new initiative can be found on the SU website.

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