Weather
Monte-Carlo, MC
broken clouds
8.1 ° C
12 °
-1.1 °
76%
4.6kmh
75%
Tue
14 °
Wed
12 °
Thu
13 °
Fri
12 °
Sat
12 °
Breaking News

Makeover of Casino Square to dramatically change the look of Monte Carlo

Stars’n’Bars celebrate Energy Award with the last straw

Stars’n’Bars celebrate Energy Award with the last straw

By Staff Writer - September 8, 2017

straws

Stars’n’Bars learned this week that it has received the Energy Globe Award 2017 for its Monacology public eco-awareness project and for developing “a specific ethos around environmentally friendly food sourcing and keep promoting public health”.

This comes on the heel of their latest campaign to reduce the use and disposal of plastic drinking straws by providing them only on request.

According to Stars’n’Bars owners Kate Powers and Didier Rubiolo, this initiative is an easy way for individuals to learn about the dangers of plastic waste and to make a choice to help save the planet.

The restaurant has trained waiters to explain the environmental impact of plastic waste and has supported the campaign with a series of postings on Facebook and posters at the restaurant.

“We’ve discovered, since launching the campaign, that most customers are not asking for straws and their use has diminished considerably.” Kate and Didier said.

Plastics can’t biodegrade, they last indefinitely – breaking down into smaller pieces, littering our landscapes and oceans, feeding into the food chain and potentially ending up on our dinner plates.

A recent study suggests that seaborne plastic trash will outweigh the fish in the sea by 2050.

Although straws amount to a tiny fraction of ocean plastic, their size makes them one of the most insidious polluters because they entangle marine animals and are consumed by fish. Scientists estimate that every year at least one million seabirds, 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die when they entangle themselves in or ingest plastic pollution.

Kate and Didier added, “If we can encourage our customers to make this one small choice to protect the planet, maybe they will start to make other choices.”

The environmental duo hope their customers will refuse plastic straws at other establishments and that other restaurants adopt the same policy of providing drinking straws on demand only.


RELATED ARTICLES

Four days of Monacology unites kids and the environment

Stars’n’Bars owner wins Golden Clover

shares
SHARE
Previous articleA Monaco Yacht Show Series Original: Thomas Hill
Next articleBoulevard needs Cova, says Briatore

daily

January 27, 2020 | Local News

Council honours new police cadets

Cassandra Tanti

The National Assembly has welcomed the latest graduates to the Principality’s Police Force.

0
Stephanie Horsman

An incredible 12-month time lapse video showing the creation of Monaco’s mammoth land extension project has just been released.

0
January 16, 2020 | Local News

There’s a new bailiff in town

Stephanie Horsman

Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.

0
January 14, 2020 | Local News

Monaco crime rates continue to fall

Stephanie Horsman

General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.

0