A popular Windsor club is joining the movement for eco-change by banning plastic straws.

ATIK in William Street will offer a biodegradable alternative instead for cocktails, mixers or soft drinks, reducing plastic consumption and its environmental impact.

General manager Jon Taylor said: “We’re all about serving up a great night out but from February 19 the only straws we’ll offer to customers will be made from renewable plant sources. They’ll biodegrade in six months rather than hundreds of years so they won’t add to the planet’s pollution problems.

“Our customers and colleagues are more environmentally aware so I’m sure they’ll welcome the change and agree that plastic sucks.”

The move means straws will no longer be served routinely in a drink but the new biodegradable ones will be made available if needed.

ATIK is part of the Deltic Group which is bringing in the ban as part of its commitment to be a more eco-friendly and sustainable operation. It supports the hospitality industry’s concerns about pollution caused by plastic straws ending up in the sea and landfill sites.

The club is spreading the message on its social media through #nostrawsattached.