Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.




Privacy Policy

A&W Canada uses the last of its plastic straws for art installation

If you haven’t eaten at A&W in recent weeks, you may be unaware that the fast-food chain has made the transition to paper straws.

A&W has steadily been changing its restaurants from plastic to paper straws over the past few weeks and that transition is now complete.

It’s a move that will help keep around 82-million pieces of single-use plastics from landfills each year.

With the change now complete, the company obviously had a few plastic straws left over and decided to do something with them to raise awareness about the change.

The remaining 140,000 straws were used to created an art installation outside of Union Station in Toronto.

The typography sculpture reads “Change is good,” alluding to its aforementioned change in straw types and the good it’s doing for the environment.

<who>Photo Credit: A&W Canada

While the sculpture is a great, creative endeavour, it also comes across a nudge or challenge to other food companies to follow A&W’s lead.

Unsurprisingly, the art installation has also been a very popular Instagram spot since it was unveiled.

Support local journalism by clicking here to make a one-time contribution or by subscribing for a small monthly fee. We appreciate your consideration and any contribution you can provide.

Visit our Facebook page to comment on this story.

Sign up for local eNews delivered to your inbox by 7 am every day.

Send your comments, news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to

To report a typo, send an email to







Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our RSS
Privacy Policy