Wetherspoons has announced it will no longer serve plastic straws to customers.
From 2018, the pub and restaurant giant are banning single-use plastic straws from all 900 venues across the UK and Ireland, in a bid to help the environment.
They will instead offer biodegradable paper straws.
The company hopes other restaurants and bars will follow suit and stop using plastic straws that end up in the sea and landfill and contribute to the pollution problem, reports the Liverpool Echo .
A spokesman for JD Wetherspoon said: "We have decided to stop using plastic straws across our 900 pubs in the UK and Republic of Ireland by the end of this year.
"In addition, and with immediate effect, straws will no longer be automatically added to drinks, although they remain available for customers if requested.
"From January 2018, all of our pubs will use biodegradable paper straws."
Wetherspoon chief executive John Hutson added: “These changes are part of an overall commitment from the company to reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste produced.
“We believe that Wetherspoon pub-goers will welcome this.”