One thing I am exercised about is the needless pollution caused by plastic straws in cocktails and drinks. These are a major cause of single-use plastic pollution in the oceans, killing wildlife and littering beaches - it’s there for ever. This is entirely avoidable and plenty of pubs, bars and restaurants are switching to paper or biodegradable ones. The Standard has been running a big campaign on this.
In N4 some places have switched, many have not. They should. In Stroud Green the Stapleton Tavern and the White Lion are brilliant and have made a point of switching to paper straws, there must be other places that have too. They should be applauded.
What about the rest? I was in La Fabrica yesterday and asked a waitress about this, who was understandably baffled and just shrugged. I didn’t raise it with the owner or manager because he looked too busy.
How to apply pressure? Should we make a list of go-to environmentally friendly places, and name and shame places that still use plastic? In any case, I’d like to hear news of what other places are doing - good or bad.