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June 3, 2019, 4:13 p.m. EDT

Singapore : PastaMania, Accor hotels among 270 Singapore F&B outlets phasing out plastic straws by July 1

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Jun 03, 2019 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) -- IN a major industry push to reduce plastic disposables, more than 270 food and beverage (F&B) outlets in Singapore will phase out plastic straws by July 1.

This will cut down on an estimated "tens of thousands" of plastic straws per company every year, conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said in a media statement on Monday.

The initiative will see some of the largest players in the industry, as well as independent cafes and caterers, providing straws only on request or for specific medical reasons.

Hotel operator Accor Group, which runs Raffles, Swissotel, Fairmont, Softitel, Novotel and other hotel brands, is among the companies making this commitment. Accor also said it will reduce single-use disposable plastics at all its properties by end-2019.

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