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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...
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...

Global Food Service Distributor Aramark to Phase-Out Single-Use Plastic

Billion-dollar company Aramark, based in Philadelphia, has committed to downscaling the use of non-recyclable plastic in its operations by 2022. Aramark is a global leader in food, facilities management, and uniforms. To implement its promise to...
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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,...

Bars in Philadelphia Ditch Plastic Straws to Protect Sea Creatures

It's a bad summer for plastic straws, and a good one for the oceans. In August, London Grill scrapped their use of plastic straws. According to Terry Berch McNally, it was seeing the infamous video...

Why the World Needs You to Stop Sucking (Immediately!)

No one wants to ‘draw the short straw’ in any situation. But every time we accept a straw with a drink, our planet and its irreplaceable animal inhabitants are having the short straw drawn...