Hyatt joins Starbucks and other companies in eliminating plastic straws

Posted In News, Pollution
Jul
9


“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”
Captions and Photo: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Hyatt Hotels is joining the growing count of companies and government entities moving to eliminate plastic straws in favor of ocean-friendlier alternatives.

The move by the Chicago-based company, which operates some 700 hotels in more than 50 countries, comes as Starbucks announced Monday that it would get rid of plastic straws from all its 28,000 global locations by 2020.

Other companies are also taking action…

Read Full Article; CBS News (07-09-2018)

What are businesses doing to turn off the plastic tap? UNEP (06-28-2018)

EU ban on plastic straws and stirs proposed to cut marine litter; CBS News (05-28-2018)
The European Union has proposed banning plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to reduce litter spoiling beaches and ocean beds…

New York city to consider banning plastic straws; Guardian UK (02-23-2018)

India vows to ban all single-use plastics by 2022; CBS News (06-05-2018)
India has vowed to ban all single-use plastics by 2022, according to the U.N.’s environmental agency, which called it an “unprecedented ambitious move against disposable plastic…”

Kenya brings in world’s toughest plastic bag ban: Using plastic bags is illegal — and punishable by jail time; NPR (08-28-2017)

France Becomes First Country To Ban Plastic Cups And Dishes; Huffington Green (09-19-2016)

Think You Can’t Live Without Plastic Bags? Consider This: Rwanda Did It; Guardian UK (02-15-2015)
In 2008, while the rest of the world was barely starting to consider a tax on single-use plastic bags, the small East African nation decided to ban them completely…

Plastic straw makers brace for bans; CNN (02-23-2018)
Plastic straw manufacturers are bracing for big changes. The tide is turning against their product. Cities and countries around the world are stepping up pressure on businesses and consumers to ditch the plastic drink accessory because of the pollution it causes…

Toxic timebomb: why we must fight back against the world’s plague of plastic; Guardian UK (05-16-2017)
We must reduce our dependence on plastics, especially single-use items, and seek out alternative materials…

The planet is on edge of a global plastic calamity; Guardian UK (06-05-2018)

More than 8. 3 billion tons of plastics made: Most has now been discarded; Science Daily (07-19-2017)
Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfills or the natural environment, according to a study.

Plastic Pollution / The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care ©-2009.
Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land…

You Can Help Turn the Tide on Plastic. Here’s How.; The National Geographic (05-26-2018)
Do these six pain-free things, and you’ll help reduce the impact plastic is having on oceans and other waterways around the world…

Collecting plastic waste near coasts ‘is most effective clean-up method’, Guardian UK (01-19-2016)

Loving the Ocean Starts at Home, National Geographic (09-08-2016)

Homeless man cleans up beaches every day, Cape Town; Metro (03-15-2016)
The man is called Dan. He’s 28 and homeless, and he grew up on the Eastern Cape. Every day, he cleans the beaches for no other reason than to ‘make the place nice’ because he’s ’embarrassed about the pollution…’

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