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Plastic Straws Are Disappearing From Hotels, Airlines, Cruises and Airports


Business  (tags: plastic, travel industry, Sustainable Development, marketing, good news )

Evelyn
- 21 days ago - traveller.com.au
The travel industry is no longer being hospitable to plastic waste. Momentum is growing to minimise the use of single-use plastic among hotels, airlines, airports, & cruise lines. Plastic waste has wreaked havoc on tourist destinations around the world.



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Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 4:25 am
Good
 

Bill K (3)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 5:39 am
how about plastic bottles and cups next?
 

. (0)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 7:46 am
Yes, plastic bottles and cups next up.. 👍
 

Christeen A (371)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 9:17 am
Great news.
 

Sue H (7)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 9:49 am
Excellent!
 

Evelyn B (61)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 12:53 pm
There are already alternatives for bottles & cups! Why shouldn't hotels, cruise ships etc use glass, or pottery?
I'd love to see a massive swing back to use of glass bottles, maybe also the old system of 'deposits' on them that would be reimbursed when the empty bottle was returned. When I was little, we'd get a little money for the "empties" when we took them in to shops (which meant that we would gleefully collect any that careless people left lying around!!).

Although admittedly such containers are less practical for hiking etc - being more bulky & weighty!

I used to have a "fold-away" metal cup, fairly effective, too! But I lost it & haven't found an efficient substitute :(
 

Lisa N (208)
Sunday July 1, 2018, 12:23 pm
.Glad to hear it! Too bad it wasn't done sooner.
 

Roberto MARINI (90)
Monday July 2, 2018, 9:04 am
noted thanks
 

Nia M (55)
Monday July 2, 2018, 12:24 pm
Good news!
 

David C (120)
Monday July 2, 2018, 2:31 pm
thanks, good news
 

David C (120)
Monday July 2, 2018, 2:38 pm
I even goy my in-laws to skip straws the other day...…….
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday July 2, 2018, 11:59 pm
So glad. What is wrong with the glass.
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday July 3, 2018, 11:34 pm
Thanks again
 

S J (130)
Wednesday July 4, 2018, 5:28 am
Meows
 

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday July 4, 2018, 6:06 pm
Good start, though having all current plastic used in eating or drinking should be biodegradable much much sooner. Thanks for the post.
 

Fran F (117)
Wednesday July 4, 2018, 8:52 pm
It's about time these companies became aware of the problems with single-use plastic! Thanks for posting this, Evelyn.

I too wish the U.S. and all other countries had deposits/refunds on all glass, plastic and metal beverage containers. In the U.S. the ten states that currently give refunds on various cans and bottles are Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Iowa, New York and Hawaii ($0.05), Michigan and Oregon ($.0.10) and West Virginia ($0.01).

 

Janis K (126)
Thursday July 5, 2018, 10:48 pm
Wonderful!
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday July 6, 2018, 12:35 am
Thanks again
 

Janet B (0)
Friday July 6, 2018, 8:22 pm
Thanks
 

Danii P (20)
Saturday July 7, 2018, 12:36 am
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday July 7, 2018, 1:20 am
Thanks again
 

Danuta W (1251)
Wednesday July 11, 2018, 3:33 am
noted
 

ewoud k (68)
Wednesday July 11, 2018, 2:33 pm
It's a start.....
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday July 14, 2018, 5:30 pm
Thanks
 
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