Namma Veedu Vasantha Bhavan has gone straw-free after the plastic ban. A notice at their restaurant in South Mada Street says ‘No more straws. Sip your drink the old-fashioned way!’.
“People were initially hesitant, but later they understood. Children find it difficult to sip. Hence, we are planning for paper straws and other alternatives,” says K.Elangovan, General Manager-Operations.
In an attempt to discourage plastic use, they are also providing a 5 % discount to those who bring cloth bags and stainless steel vessels for buying the parcel.