Delaware North says this is the, "last straw"

Posted at 7:06 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 20:47:38-04

It's "The Last Straw", according to Delaware North, the company's new campaign to cut plastic waste at the Buffalo-Niagara Airport.

Plastic drinking straws will now be offered on a request-only basis. 

"The Last Straw" campaign is being launched at the company's 200-plus dining locations at airports and travel hubs across the U.S.. The initiative is aimed at curbing excess plastic waste.

"Plastic waste is a well-known problem when it comes to environmental pollution, with more than 80 percent of the harmful debris found in our oceans coming from plastic products," said Deb Friedel, Delaware North's director of sustainability. "It's estimated that more than 500 million straws are used and discarded every day in the United States, many of which end up in landfills and waterways. Skipping a straw is a small and easy step that can have a ripple effect – we hope this campaign continues to catch on and change the way we think about waste and its impact on the environment."

The Last Straw Campaign is set to launch April 22, Earth Day.


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