We recently brought you the news that Walt Disney World is slowly making the transition to eliminate single-use straws. It now appears that Disneyland is joining the environmental effort. Mouse Mail is reporting that guests will now need to request plastic straws if one is needed/wanted. Plastic lids for adult-sized cold beverage drinks will also no longer be offered. Guests who may need lids and straws due to a disability will be provided alternative options instead.
Last month Disney announced that by 2019, the Company will eliminate single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at all owned and operated locations across the globe, amounting to a reduction of more than 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually.
Another Disneyland change that guests will notice is that plastic shopping bags will now only be available by request when making purchases in the parks.
“Eliminating plastic straws and other plastic items are meaningful steps in our long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products. “These new global efforts help reduce our environmental footprint, and advance our long-term sustainability goals.”
What do you think of this change? Let us know in the comments below.
Source Credit: Mouse Mail, The Walt Disney Company
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