A&W Canada Used the Last of Its Plastic Straws to Make a Sculpture Announcing the Change

It's the first restaurant chain in North America to drop them

A&W's straw sculpture is on display in front of downtown Toronto's Union Station.
A&W's straw sculpture is on display in front of downtown Toronto's Union Station. A&W Canada

When you’ve decided to stop serving something but still have a ton of it on hand, what’s the right way to put it to good use? For A&W Canada, the answer was to take all its remaining plastic straws and turn them into a sculpture announcing the restaurant chain’s switch to biodegradable paper straws.

@griner david.griner@adweek.com David Griner is Adweek's international editor and host of the Adweek podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."
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