South Africa 21.6.2017 09:44 am

The last straws have been served at some Durban eateries

Plastic washed up on a KwaZulu-Natal beach following heavy rainfall at the end of July. Picture: Richard McLennan's post to Coca-Cola on Facebook.

Plastic washed up on a KwaZulu-Natal beach following heavy rainfall at the end of July. Picture: Richard McLennan's post to Coca-Cola on Facebook.

The restaurants hope the move will aid in protecting the environment.

Some food establishments in Durban are putting their green fingers first as they stop serving straws in a bid to protect the environment.

One of these is the Afro’s Chicken Shop, which took to its Facebook page last week to say they had removed drinking straws from all of their shops.

The Facebook post further reads: “Straws are a single-use plastic. Gazillions end up in landfills and in our oceans every day. The environmental effects are not lekker. Join us in this worldwide movement. It’s a small sacrifice.”

They further stated it was only the start of their journey.

The café at the KZNSA Gallery has also taken to their Facebook page to say they “don’t do straws”.

See a screenshot of the post below:

A screenshot from the KZNSA Gallery on Facebook.

A screenshot from the KZNSA Gallery on Facebook.

According to a report by the HeraldLIVE, Glenwood’s Parc-Cafe and Gecko Culinary Adventures are another two Durban eateries that have stopped serving the straws.

The head chef at Musgrave’s Gecko Culinary Advenures reportedly said one always saw many straws washed up on the beach at high tide.

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