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You Can’t Get Plastic Straws at Disneyland Paris Anymore

Disneyland Paris has banned single-use plastic straws as of earlier this month. The Paris location of the popular theme park phased out plastic straws ahead of Earth Day on April 22, opting for biodegradable paper...

This Korean Company Is Making Sustainable Straws From Rice

South Korean brand Yeonjigonji is making edible straws from sustainable ingredients like rice and tapioca flour. The brand's plastic-free straws have a harder texture than the traditional kind and a subtle, rice-like aroma, but don't...
Even the Straw Emoji Needs to Go, Says Environmentalists

Even the Straw Emoji Needs to Go, Says Environmentalists

Ditching a single-use plastic straw from your drink is one of the easiest ways to make a positive change for the environment, but should you cut the plastic promotion from your phone too? According to...
Avocados are Being Transformed Into Biodegradable Plastic

Avocados are Being Transformed Into Biodegradable Plastic

A company based in Morelia, Mexico, is making sustainable, biodegradable plastic out of agro-industrial waste, Forbes reports. Called BIOFASE, the business uses avocado pits to create cutlery and straws containing 70 percent biomass content. The...
California Becomes First State to Ban Plastic Straws in Restaurants

California Becomes First State to Ban Plastic Straws in Restaurants

Governor Jerry Brown has made California the first state to ban plastic straws at dine-in restaurants. Signing the law last Thursday, Brown said plastic is “choking our planet,” particularly marine animals. “Plastic has helped advance innovation...
50% of Ocean Plastic Is Fishing Nets, Not Straws

50% of Ocean Plastic Is Fishing Nets, Not Straws

Fishing nets -- not plastic straws, bottles, or microbeads -- make up nearly half of the world's plastic ocean pollution, says a survey for the Ocean Cleanup campaign. The survey collected data from aerial photos...
Every Disney Location Will Eliminate Plastic Straws and Styrofoam Cups

Every Disney Location Will Eliminate Plastic Straws and Styrofoam Cups

Updated April 27, 2019. The Walt Disney Company just announced a mammoth step toward removing plastic waste from the ocean. By June next year, it will have eliminated all plastic straws and stirrers from every...

Marriott International to Remove Plastic Straws From All 6,500 Hotels

In a move towards sustainability, major hotel chain Marriott International announced plans to remove single-use plastic straws and drink stirrers from the hotels of 30 different Marriott brands around the world. “We are proud to...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Supports Bacardi Campaign to Remove 1 Billion Plastic Straws By 2020

Environmental activist and Acadamy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio gave his support to a new campaign by spirits brand Bacardi that targets ocean plastic pollution. Called "#TheFutureDoesntSuck," the goal of the campaign is to remove one billion single-use plastic...
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MGM Casinos and Resorts to Ditch 100 Million Plastic Straws a Year

Leading multi-concept restaurant and hotel operator MGM Resorts International announced a new initiative to combat plastic pollution. The campaign includes the removal of plastic stirring straws and drinking straws from its casino floors, buffets,...
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American Airlines Ditches Plastic Straws and Stirrers

One of the world's biggest airlines, American Airlines, has ditched plastic straws and stirrers from all of its planes and lounges. The single-use plastic items will be phased out in stages. First, American Airlines frequent-flier...
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Starbucks Ditches Straws in All Stores to Combat Plastic Pollution

The world's largest coffeehouse chain, Starbucks, is ditching plastic straws in a bid to become more sustainable. The decision is highly impactful; the company has more than 28,000 locations across the world and the move...
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McDonald’s Announces New Initiative to Swap Out Single-Use Plastic Straws

McDonald’s is stepping up its sustainability efforts. The fast-food behemoth just announced last Friday that it is switching to paper straws in all UK and Ireland locations in response to the mounting waste accumulated...
Single-Use Items Make up 89% of Plastic Waste in the Ocean

Single-Use Items Make up 89% of Plastic Waste in the Ocean

A new press release by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) highlighted the threat of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. According to the organization, 89 percent of the plastic in the ocean is single-use...

Pret A Manger Eliminates All Single-Use Plastic From Stores

International grab-and-go vegan-friendly food chain, Pret A Manger, is taking measures to do its part in protecting the world's oceans by pledging to reduce its use of plastic. In a tweet earlier this week, the company...

Oakland, CA, Moves to Limit Single-Use Plastic

The use of plastic straws in restaurants, bars, and cafes throughout Oakland, Calif., is set to see changes. The Oakland City Council recently voted unanimously to pass a law restricting access to single-use plastic...

Plastic Straws To Be Banned in All Restaurants Across England

Every day, around 500 million disposable straws are used and thrown away. This is enough to fill 127 school buses or wrap around the circumference of the planet two and a half times. However,...