By Angela Green
Aramark UK has partnered with Edible Straws to offer a sustainable solution to single-use straws across Merlin sites in the UK, including Chessington World of Adventure Resort, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, and Alton Towers Resort.
Edible Straws emerged as a sustainable alternative by a group of enthusiastic individuals united with a common goal to develop an enjoyable substitute for plastic and paper straws. Fuelled by an unyielding commitment to address the urgent global challenge of disposable straws, the company is steadfast in its mission to offer an extraordinary, tasty, and eco-friendly option.
Crafted to delight taste buds and the environment, Edible Straws are made from 100 per cent natural sugars and come in various delicious flavours. From fruity bursts to chocolaty indulgences, the straws enhance the beverage experience while providing a sustainable alternative.
Edible Straws align seamlessly with Aramark’s broader Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy, reflecting the company’s dedication to minimising its ecological footprint.
Visitors to Dragon Delights at Chessington World of Adventure Resort, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s Wizards Frozen Wonders and Alton Towers Resort’s Coach House Confectionery can now indulge in delightful Edible Straws with their Freakshake milkshakes, offering a unique and eco-friendly experience. The straws are included free of charge with each milkshake.
Daniel Clark, Aramark Merlin Account Director, commented, “By introducing Edible Straws across our sites, we are taking a significant step forward in reducing plastic waste and promoting sustainable choices for our valued clients. With Edible Straws now available at iconic Merlin, we aim to inspire visitors of all ages to contribute to a more sustainable planet.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with Aramark UK in this remarkable journey towards sustainability. Our collaboration signifies a significant step in raising awareness about eco-friendly choices and empowering individuals to positively impact the environment without compromising on taste and quality,” said Keith Wearing, Director of Edible Straws.