Alaska eliminates plastic straws and stirrers

Old May 22, 18, 5:05 pm
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Alaska eliminates plastic straws and stirrers

https://www.sfgate.com/chris-mcginni...s-12931654.php Another reason Alaska continues to be the best in the US.
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Old May 22, 18, 5:43 pm
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The airline said that beginning in mid-July, it will replace non-recyclable plastic stir straws and citrus picks with “sustainable, marine-friendly alternatives” on all of its flights and in its airport lounges.

“Those two items will be replaced starting in July with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, white birch stir sticks and a bamboo alternative for the citrus pick,” a spokesperson said.
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Nice move!
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Love it. Will have to order something worthy of a stir stick on my upcoming trip. Which incidentally is mid July.
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COOL!
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Following MGM's move in Las Vegas, nice.

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I'm so glad they are consciously reducing the amount of non-biodegradable trash being generated.
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I'm so glad they are consciously reducing the amount of non-biodegradable trash being generated.
Plus the conscious recycling!
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Good to hear

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Following MGM's move in Las Vegas, nice
I'm currently in Vegas and had dinner at the buffet at Mandaly Bay. I ordered three different drinks throughout the night and with each drink they gave me an unwrapped straw. -_- I left the straws still unwrapped in an unused portion of the table. I hope they didn't throw them away. I should have been on the ball and shoukd have told them I didn't want straws, but the drinks were dropped off quickly and I was in the middle of eating.
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Good idea. AS leading the way.
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Kudos to Alaska Airlines for eliminating non-biodegradable waste.
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I would love to see more of these types of moves from airlines. Do we really need a napkin with every glass of water and bag of snack mix?
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Do we really need to have big first class seats? Isn't economy more ecological?
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So is Alaska admitting they can't properly dispose of their trash and it likely ends up in the ocean? Seems to me that if they operate their business properly both the plastic straws and bamboo picks will end up in the same hole in the ground.
It does appear to be a good way to market to those who think it will make a difference.
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Originally Posted by abner o'mal View Post
So is Alaska admitting they can't properly dispose of their trash and it likely ends up in the ocean? Seems to me that if they operate their business properly both the plastic straws and bamboo picks will end up in the same hole in the ground.
It does appear to be a good way to market to those who think it will make a difference.
So you're a fan of filling up more landfills (same hole in the ground..)?

Mickey Dees is considering dumping plastic straws too. 500,000,000 a yr.
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