Disposable cups and straws are commonly used in restaurants, cafés and fast food outlets. A paper cup is a popular choice, especially for serving coffee and tea, while a plastic glass can be a convenient choice for soft drinks or smoothies.
Plastic cups are a more environmentally friendly option than plastic cups as they can be recycled with paper waste. They are often made from recycled cardboard and degrade more quickly in nature than plastic.
Paper straws are also an ecological alternative to traditional plastic straws. They are made from renewable paper and do not have the same environmental impact as their plastic counterparts. Many restaurants and cafés have therefore switched to offering paper straws to their customers to reduce their plastic waste.