Duke with compostable straws

Duke Leads Seattle’s Ban of Plastic Straws

In 2018, Seattle banned the use of all non-compostable straws and utensils in Seattle restaurants, but Duke’s Seafood made the switch 3 years prior. “When this started out, they (paper straws) were about 30-40% more expensive than petroleum-based products,” Moscrip told KIRO 7 who interviewed Duke for this story. “Now it’s about 10%. But we did it anyway, just because it’s the right thing to do.” Environmental stewardship is a principle value for Duke and his team so when you order a drink or take home your extra food; the entire package is compostable.

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