26 Apr 2022

Club Restaurants Switch to Sugarcane Straws

The Club is replacing the paper straws in its restaurants with a more environmentally friendly alternative.

Starting in Rainbow Café and Café Med, drinks will be served with straws made from sugarcane.

“Sugarcane is far more sustainable than paper,” says Nathan Baggs, the Club’s beverage director. “For example, a sugarcane plant will reach maturity in about a year, so it can be harvested and planted annually.”

Since the straws feature polylactic acid, or PLA, extracted from tapioca starch, they are 100 percent plant-based and compostable.