Drink and throw? That's the last straw for this teen

Student on mission to reduce use of plastic straws part of rise in young eco-warriors here

Student Ang Zyn Yee with a wooden straw and a metal straw which she carries with her at all times, and the sticker that she designed for fast-food chain 4Fingers Crispy Chicken, which encourages diners to go straw-free.
Student Ang Zyn Yee with a wooden straw and a metal straw which she carries with her at all times, and the sticker that she designed for fast-food chain 4Fingers Crispy Chicken, which encourages diners to go straw-free.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Since last month, customers of fast-food eatery 4Fingers Crispy Chicken have been reminded to ditch plastic straws.

The local chain is one of 27 eateries, including Wheeler's Yard and Brawn & Brains Coffee, trying to cut down on the use of disposable straws to reduce plastic waste this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2018, with the headline 'Drink and throw? That's the last straw for this teen'. Print Edition | Subscribe