Light equipment distributor Stephensons has added to its Manchester Bee Paper Straw series.
Initially conceived as part of a project to help reduce single-use plastic waste in the Greater Manchester region, the range was first launched 12 months ago in partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
A donation from each box of straws sold in the range is made to the We Love MCR Charity. So far over £1,000 has already been raised to help young people and communities across the city.
The latest addition is the Manchester Bee Paper Sip Straw. At 5.5” (14cm) with a small bore, it is suitable for cocktails, mixed drinks and any beverage served in a rocks glass.
The sustainable straw is 3ply, printed with soy ink and made from food safe, sustainable paper. It’s also FSC certified, 100% recyclable and said to be much stronger than many paper alternatives.
The bee sip straw will be offered at a specially discounted price for hospitality operators, with purchasers asked if they would consider signing the Plastic Free GM Pledge.