Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Among 3 Establishments Switching to Paper Straws

by | Mar 28, 2019

FarFromBoring Hospitality recently announced it is signing on to provide three nationally recognized establishments with a paper straw alternative. The company is providing eco-friendly, strong and reasonably-priced Rhino Paper Straws to three hospitality companies.

Those three companies will now use Rhino Paper Straws to help reduce the more than 500 million plastic straws that Americans use every day, which pollute oceans and are ingested by sea birds, turtles and other marine life. Those hospitality companies include restaurant-and-theater brand, iPic Entertainment,theBoca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resortand Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

According to FarFromBoring Hospitality, more national companies are likely to follow these three since plastic straw bans are already in nine California cities including Alameda, Berkeley, Carmel, Davis, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Oakland and San Luis Obispo. Other west coast cities such as Seattle and Edmonds, Washington and Vancouver, Canada and east coast cities such as Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, NYC and Washington D.C. are plastic straw-free.

Global Boycott on Plastic Straws

In March 2018, Taiwanese officials announced that by 2030 a ban on single-use plastics such as straws, bags, cups and utensils could be fully rolled out in the country, if the nation’s Environmental Protection Administration has its way.

The ban is expected to roll out in three stages with implementation completed by 2030. The Taiwanese government announced it last month. If the ban rolls out as expected, it would be one of the most stringent policies against single-use plastics in the world, Plastics News reports.

And in July 2018, Starbucks announced plans to phase plastic straws from its stores worldwide by 2020. The decision is expected to eliminate more than 1 billion straws from the company’s 28,000 stores annually. A new recyclable lid will replace straws and become standard for most of Starbucks’ iced drinks.

Eliminating straws came in response to requests from Starbucks’ partners and customers. “By nature, the straw isn’t recyclable, and the lid is, so we feel this decision is more sustainable and more socially responsible,” said Chris Milne, director of packaging sourcing for Starbucks.

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