The Walt Disney Company has always put forth a huge commitment to environmental conservation efforts. It started 60 years ago with Walt himself that said “conservation isn’t just the business of a few people. It’s a matter that concerns all of us.” Disney has taken more steps to continue this effort.
By the middle of 2019, The Walt Disney Company will no longer use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at all Disney owned and operated locations across the globe, amounting to a reduction of more than 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually.
In addition, Disney is transitioning to refillable in-room amenities in our hotels and on our cruise ships, reducing plastics in guest rooms by 80 percent over the next few years. Beginning in May 2018 all North American stores will be phases out the use of shopping bags. To kick off the new message of sustainability, Guests will receive a Disney branded reusable shopping bag as a gift with any purchase, while supplies last.
Finally, Disney will complete their work to eliminate polystyrene cups across all global Disney owned and operated businesses.
“Disney has always been inspired by nature – and it is a uniquely powerful brand that inspires, educates, and entertains, all at the same time,” said Dr. M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International. “Today’s announcement is more than about reducing single-use plastic waste, it’s also about showing millions of kids and adults from around the world the many ways we can change our daily habits to care for the oceans and protect nature that sustains us all. It also builds on Disney’s longstanding commitment to conservation and environmental stewardship, a legacy that stretches from the highlands of Peru to the islands of the South Pacific.”
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