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Pub on mission to cut plastic waste

Stainless steel straws at Quids Inn

A Douglas pub is hoping to do its bit towards tackling plastic waste.

Quids Inn on Loch Promenade used to go through about 2,000 plastic straws a week.

That's more than one for every person in the Isle of Man in a year.

Bar staff have now ditched them in favour of a washable, stainless steel straw which they hope can be used over and over again.

Costing £1, proceeds from the straws will go toward the Manx Wildlife Trust's Wave Goodbye To Plastic appeal.

Landlord and SCUBA diving enthusiast Andy Saunders has seen the problems plastic causes first-hand.

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