In 2018, we went to war on plastic straws in another step that pushed us to minimise the environmental impact our business. We’ve stopped serving single-use plastic straws in all but our essential drinks, unless a customer asks for one, and the very few drinks which do need a straw now come with a 100% biodegradable one. We’re confident that this simple swap can make a huge reduction in our plastic waste, without making your drinks less delicious to sip.
Whilst we’d been making plans to go straw free for a while, it was a visit from our Co-founder’s 4 year old son that was the final straw. Mark told us: “My 4 year old son came to Wahaca and said he didn’t want a straw with his orange juice because “he didn’t want turtles to choke and die”. We made a vow then to turn Wahaca into a zero plastic straw company .”