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Sustainability Now: The Flaws of Plastic Straws

By Sabine Samarawickrema
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We all are used to them since our childhood, we see them every day when we visit a restaurant, bar or buy juice drinks at a grocery store: Plastic straws. Despite being small, they are one of the major contributors to plastic pollution on land and in the sea.

Cachet Hotels & Resorts Joins Bacardi Limited and Lonely Whale to Ensure “The Future Doesn’t Suck” in China

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SHANGHAI, SEATTLE, and HAMILTON, Bermuda, September 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Family-owned Bacardi, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, and Lonely Whale, the award-winning non-profit dedicated to bringing forward courageous ideas that positively impact the health of our ocean, today announce hospitality group Cachet Hotels & Resorts has joined the global movement against single-use plastic.

Bacardí se une a Lonely Whale para erradicar uso de plástico

Por OMAR FURMENT
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Como parte de su compromiso con la sociedad, Grupo Bacardí se une a Lonely Whale, la galardonada organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a presentar ideas que impacten positivamente la salud de nuestros océanos, anunciando la campaña internacional de concientización social #TheFutureDoesntSuck o #ElFuturoNoSorbe en español.

You Can Change Your Workplace, Here Are Four Ways To Start

By Claudia Chan, CEO of S.H.E. Summit & S.H.E. GLOBL, Author of This Is How We Rise
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After 6 years of working with corporate partners on women’s and diversity initiatives as an outgrowth of S.H.E. Summit, I’ve had hundreds of conversations with internal talent spanning from senior leadership, marketing, HR, diversity, CSR to employment-resource-group heads. The seats at those tables have given me a unique perspective on what actually prevents strategies from having lasting change for both internal-culture and community impact.

Expert Predicts Every Day Trends That Won’t Exist In The Future

Trends expert Jacqui Ma works with BACARDÍ® rum and Lonely Whale to look at the obscure trends that haven’t made it to 2018 and reveals the things she believes won’t be around in our future – including plastic straws!
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HAMILTON, Bermuda, August 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, expert forecaster Jacqui Ma has revealed her predictions for what the future holds when it comes to everyday trends. Remember the days of VHS tapes, MiniDiscs, and fax machines? If you were to show someone born after 2000 any of these antiquated objects, they probably wouldn’t even know what to do with them. But how many of the things we use every day will one day seem impractical, irrelevant, or downright bizarre?

Worst Types of Litter: Plastic Straws Not Even in the Top 5

By Ashley May, USA TODAY
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Plastic straws aren't the only environmental contaminants missing the trash can, or, rather, the recycling bin. 

As companies such as Starbucks move away from plastic straws, environmental advocates say these items aren't the worst litter offender. 

Aramark to Reduce Single-Use Disposable Plastics Across Global Operations by 2022

Action extends long-standing commitment to improve environmental impact
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Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, has announced a commitment to significantly reduce single-use disposable plastics, across its global food service operations, by 2022. Single-use plastic items include straws, stirrers, bags, cutlery and various packaging materials. Aramark will implement actions across the 19 countries where it serves 2 billion meals annually in schools and workplaces, sports and leisure venues, hospitals and other locations.   

The Last Straw: Mark Marinozzi + Romain Troublé

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The next time you sip on a drink from a straw, you may want to think twice because humans are producing an inordinate amount of plastic waste on straws alone. Plastic straws are one of the leading contributors to ocean  trash, they take up to 200 years to decompose and they can’t be recycled.  Every year, the US alone uses enough straws to fill up nine baseball stadiums.

MGM Resorts International Says "That's the Last Straw" By Reducing Single-Use Plastic Straws

One of the World’s Largest Multi-Concept Restaurant Operator No Longer Serving Straws
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LAS VEGAS, July 13, 2018 /3BL Media/–  MGM Resorts International announced that single-use plastic straws will only be served upon request at company operated restaurants in the U.S. As one of the world’s top five largest non-chain restaurant operators in the world, MGM Resorts and its employees understand their responsibility in protecting our planet and helping reduce their environmental footprint.

Ecocentricity Blog: Who’s Tired of Sucking?

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In the United States, we use 500 million plastic straws per day; enough to fill up 125 school buses a day.

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In the United States, we use 500 million plastic straws per day; enough to fill up 125 school buses a day.

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