If you’ve been following along, you may already be well aware of Disney’s conservation efforts which were announced in late July. Measures to eliminate plastic waste in Disney destinations worldwide include refillable amenities in Resort rooms and the reduction of plastic shopping bags as well as the reduction of plastic straws used at the resorts and restaurants. It was announced that these efforts were to be in place by mid-2019.
However, implementations have already begun in earnest. We just reported that plastic straws are now available only by request at several restaurants in Walt Disney World. And now, we’ve learned that Disneyland Resort is set to eliminate single-use plastic straws, lids, and shopping bags across property this week.
According to Mouse Mail (an official Disneyland publication) plastic straws are to be available only by request. And plastic lids for adult iced beverages will no longer be offered. (Currently in Disney World, kids will continue to get plastic straws in the kids’ cups.) Please note that guests with disabilities who may require a straw or lid for their beverage will be accommodated with alternative options, and the Services for Guests with Disabilities team will be available before and during visits.
Plastic shopping bags will only be available by request in merchandise locations as well.
According to Disney’s Bob Chapek, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products: “Eliminating plastic straws and other plastic items are meaningful steps in our long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship. These new global efforts help reduce our environmental footprint, and advance our long-term sustainability goals.” Disney also invites guests to explore the following website: www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/environment.
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