Ernie Kendrigan of Bedford checks out one of the new paper straws at T-Bones in Bedford.

Eliminating or reducing the use of plastic straws is one way restaurants are looking to woo environmentally-conscious customers and one New Hampshire restaurant chain has become the latest entrant into that trend.

Great NH Restaurants, owners of T-Bones Great American Eatery, Cooper Door, CJ’s Great West Grill and Cactus Jack’s Grill and Watering Hole, announced this summer that they switched to paper straws at their nine restaurants across New Hampshire.