In a time of alternative facts, fake news and "covefefe" it is reassuring to know that some things are, in fact, true.

David Attenborough is a legend - true. There are many reasons for this actual fact; his gravely, yet caramely voice, his withering appraisal of the man behind "covefefe" and his tireless campaign to make the planet a better place. In the last episode of Blue Planet II, he talked about plastic and we listened... we really listened.

Slowly but surely a big wheel has started to turn.

Wetherspoons, All Bar One, Pernod Ricard, Diageo and D&D London have all banned plastic straws and stirrers from their sites.

The big wheel is by no means spinning yet, but the hospitality industry has a shoulder hard pressed.

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