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Good riddance to plastic straws

Earlier this week, another battle in the war against plastic waste was won when fast-food chain KFC stopped providing plastic straws and lids for drinks across its 84 outlets islandwide, preventing almost 18 tonnes of plastic from being binned per year.

KFC is the latest business to target single-use plastics, joining the likes of the Koufu foodcourt at the Singapore Management University, which went plastic straw-free earlier this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 22, 2018, with the headline 'Good riddance to plastic straws'. Print Edition | Subscribe