Ribena replaces plastic straws with paper straws

Ribena paper straws

Drinks company Ribena has stopped using plastic straws in its cartons.

The new paper straws were first trialled in Tesco stores in May 2020 but are now a “permanent feature” across all Ribena cartons.

It is expected that the move will save up to 16 tonnes of plastic from being produced per year, as part of Ribena’s ambition to reach 100% sustainable packaging by 2030.

Jo Padwick, Transformation Manager at Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I, said: “It is great to see our years of hard work getting such positive reviews from Ribena drinkers. We have taken into account all of the feedback to help us improve the new paper straw that is now being launched on the range across all stores.”

A full roll-out is expected by April this year.

Plastic straws vs paper straws

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Plastic straws and paper straws

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