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Marriott to remove plastic straws from UK hotels

Marriott International becomes latest to remove all plastic straws from drinks
07/02/2018

Pictured: campaigners say plastic straws are wasteful as they are used only once yet take centuries to decompose

Marriott International is removing all plastic straws from more than 60 hotels in the UK.

Hotel teams have been requested to begin removing plastic straws from circulation with immediate effect. 

Michel Miserez, area vice president, UK and Ireland, Marriott International, said: “Our UK hotels used 300,000 straws last year. By removing plastic straws from our hotels in the UK we are making a small but significant step in playing our part in reducing the volume of plastic that damages our environment and wildlife. 

“We recognise that how we do business is as important as the business that we do. Incorporating environmental and social initiatives like this one into our business is the right thing to do.”

There has been a movement against plastic drinking straws in the last year, with campaigners saying it is wasteful that they are used only once yet take centuries to decompose

Marriott customers who request straws will be offered biodegradable or paper straws.  


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