plastic straws

Save the Turtles: 10 Best Reusable Straws of 2022

Save the Turtles: 10 Best Reusable Straws of 2022

Keeping a reusable straw in your purse, pocket, on your key ring, or in the glove compartment of your car makes it easy to skip single-use plastic when you’re on the go. In fact, purchasing reusable straws, made from materials like bamboo, glass, silicone, and stainless steel, is one of the simplest ways to reduce […]

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    Bacardi and Lonely Whale to Remove 1 Billion Plastic Straws to Ensure #TheFutureDoesntSuck

    Bacardi and Lonely Whale to Remove 1 Billion Plastic Straws to Ensure #TheFutureDoesntSuck

    Bacardi, the world’s largest privately-owned spirits company, and Lonely Whale, the innovative oceans nonprofit helping Alaska Airlines reduce plastic use, have teamed up with the goal of removing one billion plastic straws from circulation by 2020. The pair announced their partnership Wednesday under the banner #thefuturedoesntsuck. As part of the initiative, Bacardi will also review […]

    SeaWorld, American Express, Fast Food Chains to Curb Single-Use Plastics

    SeaWorld, American Express, Fast Food Chains to Curb Single-Use Plastics

    Momentum is building in the war against single-use plastics. In the past week, a slew of major companies—including SeaWorld parks, American Express, cruise company Royal Caribbean, IKEA, A&W Canada and Burger King UK—have pledged to eliminate items such as plastic drinking straws, stirrers, lids and bags in efforts to protect our oceans and their inhabitants. […]

    EU Moves to Ban 10 Most Harmful Single-Use Plastics

    EU Moves to Ban 10 Most Harmful Single-Use Plastics

    In an ambitious effort to stop ocean pollution, the European Commission on Monday proposed banning the 10 most common single-use plastic products as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. The European Union’s executive arm targeted the products that are most often found on the continent’s beaches and seas, which together account for 70 percent […]

    McDonald’s Shareholders Vote to Keep Distributing Plastic Straws

    McDonald’s Shareholders Vote to Keep Distributing Plastic Straws

    McDonald’s shareholders rejected a proposal to take the first step in banning plastic straws at its 36,000 outlets worldwide. The proposal, published in an SEC filing in April, would have required the fast food giant to prepare a report on the business risks of using plastic straws, and the company’s efforts to develop and implement […]

    Alaska Airlines Launches #StrawlessSkies Campaign

    Alaska Airlines Launches #StrawlessSkies Campaign

    As part of its worldwide push “For a Strawless Ocean,” Alaska Airlines announced Monday that its 44 million yearly passengers will fly in “strawless skies.” Starting July 16, the leading U.S. airline on the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index will stop distributing single-use plastic stirring straws and citrus picks in its lounges and on its […]