Northwest Arkansas Restaurants Ditching the Straws


Straws are slowly becoming a thing of the past.

This week Starbucks announced it’s phasing out plastic straws at it’s stores by 2020.

But one local business said they’ve been a head of the curve.

Fayetteville restaurant The Farmer’s Table said since it opened four years ago, it’s been trying to reduce it’s carbon footprint.

Head chef Anne Carroll said their straws are made of local corn product and 100 percent compostable.

She adds, they don’t give customers these straws unless they ask for one. 

“We strive to support our local economy, and to support the community. Using eco-friendly products helps do that, and supports our farmers as well,” said Carroll.

Carroll said they still give kids straws if they need them, but for the most part customers are fine not using the straws.

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