As of today eighteen restaurants in London's SoHo have signed on to a campaign dubbed Straw Wars aimed at reducing the use of plastic straws.
Restaurants participating are not discontinuing the use of plastic straws rather they are only providing them to customers at request.
The group cites evidence that millions of plastic straws end up in water supplies or in the ocean after being discarded. Many of these straws are then ingested by mammals or other marine life.
Read more in a piece via the Guardian