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Hospitality Industry Reducing Single Use Plastic

With the aim of being 100% recyclable by 2025, McDonald’s has made single-use straws by request only at 167 stores nationwide… Meanwhile, Air New Zealand is continuing to replace single-use plastic over the next 12 months in a way that sees the airline reduce its plastic footprint by 260,000 plastic toothbrushes, 3,000 straws, 7.1 million stirrers and 260,000 eye mask wrappers.

With 60,000 straws found on NZ coastlines, moves like this radicalise the plastic-free movement. Local businesses are all making similar changes with Wellington Waterfront already plastic-straw free, as well as parts of Christchurch and the fringe of central Auckland was the first in the supercity to announce a plastic straw ban reducing Aucklands plastic footprint by half a million straws annually.

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