To participate, businesses are asked to choose between these options:

  • Provide a plastic straw only when explicitly requested by a customer. Publicise this on their menu or board with: “Straws available upon request”
  • Encourage customers to bring their own take-away coffee cups and reward those that do by offering them a special loyalty program or a discount for example.
  • Sell reusable take-away coffee-cups and straws.
  • Get totally rid of plastic straws and serve drinks with reusable or compostable straws.

We also encourage them to stop giving plastic bags with “take aways”, using and selling plastic bottles for water.

Look for cafes, restaurants, bars, sport clubs and yoga centres, on the map and on the list below

 

Participating businesses

Paros

Hippokampos Paros

Smoothie & Juice Bar · Cafe · Sports & Recreation - In Naoussa. On Facebook, Instagram, Website. What they will do: Provide a plastic straw only when explicitly requested and sell reusable straws.


Nemobar

Vegeterian and Vegan bistrot + bar - On Facebook.What they will do: Provide straw only when explicitly requested. Replace plastic straws with straws made from straw, 100% biodegradable! They will give a discount of 20% for all non alcoholic beverages and 10% for food  for customers bringing their won containers and cups for take aways! They also participate to Refill Greece campaign by offering free water to people passing by, to reduce plastic bottles consumption!


Sativa Music Bar

Music bar · cocktails · cafe · food - On FacebookInstagramWhat they will do:Provide straw only when explicitly requested. They are looking into alternatives to plastic straws. They also participate to Refill Greece campaign by offering free water to people passing by, to reduce plastic bottles consumption!


Distrato Cafe

Cafe · Restaurant · Traditional greek shop - On FacebookInstagramWhat they will do: Provide straw only when explicitly requested. Serve with straws from straw and stainless steel. Sell reusable straws and cups. Give a discount or reward for customers that take their "take-away coffee" in their reusable cup or jar! For the Refill Greece campaign, they will offer free water to the people passing by to reduce plastic bottles!

Plus they will go even further by: Encourage people to bring their own containers and bags for food take aways! Give paper bags instead of plastic. In their shop you can buy many products by bringing your own containers!

It's a lot of changes, they are getting organised!


Tao's Center

Meditation & yoga retreat Center · Asian cuisine restaurant · cafe - On FacebookInstagramWhat they will do:Provide straw only when explicitly requested. They are looking into alternatives to plastic straws.


Okreblue Yoga Center

Meditation & yoga retreat Center · Indian cuisine restaurant - On facebookinstagramwebsite. What they will do: They will serve only drinks with reusable stainless-steel straws! They don't give plastic cups for take-away coffee. They also grow organic food for the restaurant and they do eco-building and recycle grey water!


Konstantza cafe & restaurant

Cafe · food · drinks - On facebookinstagram. What they will do: They serve some drinks with pasta straw! For the other drinks they will serve plastic straws only when explicitly requested! They will also give a discount when customers bring their own reusable cup for coffee take-aways!


Mediterraneo restaurant

Greek and mediterranean, seafood and vegetarian - On facebookinstagram. What they will do: They serve very rarely straws, so they will give them only when explicitly requested! Also they will check the alternatives to plastic ones. They don't use bags for take aways and they don't serve take-away coffee.


Sommaripa Consolato

Cafe ·Aperitivo & Cocktail · Bar - On facebook What they will do: The will encourage customers to bring their own take-away coffee cups and reward them by giving a discount! Also they will add stickers to their menu saying: "try to skip the straw" so customers will remember ordering with no straw!


Cycladic Diving

Diving Center - On facebook,instagram.What they will do: All the team uses reusable coffee cups and bottles. They sell fair trade and organic cotton tee-shirts! They are also very engaged on beach cleanings, on the beach and under the water!


Sousouro

Breakfast ·Music · Cocktails · Healthy food - On facebook,instagramWhat they will do: They will serve with straw from straw for drinks, stainless steel straws for smoothies. Also paper box for take away food and paper cups for the drinks. They still have some plastic straw and some lids for the coffee but when they finished they wont buy again !


Antiparos

Blender

Smoothie & Juice Bar · Cafe · Salad Bar - On facebook,instagram What they will do: The will encourage customers to use reusable straws by selling them!


Sunset Deseo

Breakfast · lunch· dinner · coffee and drinks - On facebook.What they will do: They will serve with stainless steel and bamboo straws. They also stopped selling unhealthy sodas and replaced them with natural juices, home made ice-tea also a Greek natural "soda"!


Skopelos

Skopelos Diving

Diving Center · Cafe · drinks - What they will do: They will provide a plastic straw only when explicitly requested by a customer. The will encourage customers to bring their own take-away coffee cups and reward them by giving a discount! And they are working on: Replacing plastic straws with stainless steel and straw from straw, also on selling reusable coffee cups made by a local ceramicist! On top of all this, they will also participate to Refill Greece campaign by offering free water to people passing by, to reduce plastic bottles consumption!


 

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