Local restaurant to begin using paper straws

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — A local business is making a commitment to help protect marine wildlife.

The TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill announced Thursday it will soon be replacing plastic straws with something more environmentally friendly: paper straws.

“We will no longer use plastic straws at TwoTen, we are switching to Aardvark paper Sea Turtle Straws,” the restaurant said on its Facebook page.

Aardvark donates 15% of its paper straw purchases to the South Caroline Aquarium Sea Turtle Center.

The restaurant said it placed its first order for the paper straws Thursday.

“You will notice our new straws in the next few weeks, they may not be what you’re used to drinking from, but sometimes change is for the better,” the restaurant said.

TwoTen is also seeking donations for Save the Bay in Narragansett on its Facebook page.

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