In honor of Earth Day 2018, Asheville Brewing is getting rid of plastic straws at all of its locations in favor of compostable paper straws. The pizzeria and brewery also requests that customers ask for a straw if they want one to decrease waste.
“This is just another step in Asheville Brewery’s ongoing effort to become greener. As an environmentally conscious small business, we feel it’s our responsibility to do what we can,” said Mike Rangel, Asheville Brewing president and co-founder. “We’re concerned about the environmental hazards caused by plastics, and this seems like one solution.”
As of Sunday, April 22, which is the day after Earth Day and the night that Asheville Brewing is throwing a celebratory 20th anniversary party with a musical performance by Ghostland Observatory, there will be no more plastic straws.
In recent years, Asheville Brewing has moved to compostable paper to-go containers and worked to decrease the amount of water used in the brewery. Our pizza boxes have always been recyclable. The company will continue to look for ways to decrease its environmental impact, while still providing some of the best craft beer and pizza in the nation.