A&W Canada to eliminate plastic straws from all restaurants
A&W restaurants in Canada will eliminate plastic straws from its locations by January 2019. The burger shack will become the first fast-food chain in North America to eliminate plastic straws in favour of biodegradable paper straws, according to representatives from A&W Canada. "We're on a waste reduction journey," said director of packaging Tyler Pronyk at an announcement on Friday. "By the end of the year, there will be no plastic straws in our restaurants."