Chesterfield cafe and bar to ditch plastic straws

Pump + Grind wants to help the environment.
Pump + Grind wants to help the environment.

A cafe and bar in Chesterfield town centre is ditching all plastic straws after the weekend.

A statement on Pump + Grind's Facebook page states: "David Attenborough's plea to clean up our seas and reduce plastic consumption rightly touched us all.

"In aid of helping to save our ocean-dwelling friends, we will no longer be offering plastic straws at Pump + Grind.

"We now only offer plant-based, compostable straws."

The Marine Conservation Society estimates the UK uses 8.5 billion straws every year which are among the top 10 items found in beach clean-ups.

Pump + Grind opened on Stephensons Place at the end of last year.