A POPULAR Brighton club is joining the movement for eco-change by banning plastic straws.

PRYZM on West Street will offer a biodegradable alternative for cocktails, mixers or soft drinks, reducing plastic consumption and its environmental impact.

General manager Damian King said: “We’re all about serving up a great night out but the only straws we will offer to customers from February 19 will be made from renewable plant sources.

“They’ll biodegrade in six months rather than hundreds of years so they won’t add to the planet’s pollution problems.

“Our customers and colleagues are more environmentally aware so I’m sure they’ll welcome the change and agree that plastic sucks!”

The move means straws will no longer be served routinely in a drink but the new biodegradable ones will be made available if needed.

PRYZM is part of The Deltic Group which is bringing in the ban as part of its commitment to be a more eco-friendly and sustainable operation.

It supports the hospitality industry’s concerns about pollution caused by plastic straws ending up in the sea and landfill sites.

The club is spreading the message on its social media through #nostrawsattached.

The Deltic Group is the UK’s largest operator for late night bars and clubs with 57 venues and employs 3000 people.

Its industry awards include one for Responsible Retailer of the Year in 2016.

PRYZM claims to be the largest nightclub in Brighton.

The venue hosts events featuring some of the biggest DJ’s and acts on the scene.

It also offers a wide range of VIP booths and fresh cocktails.