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News Disney removing plastic straws and more by mid-2019

CaptainAmerica

Premium Member
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If so, how are guests supposed to drink without removing the lids, and risking a spill, especially with younger children?
Paper straws? Lids like the ones that come on hot coffee cups?

I don't like the change either, but "how are guests supposed to drink..." is a bit ridiculous.
 

djkidkaz

Well-Known Member
They already use paper straws at Animal Kingdom and you don’t get kids there if you order a drink. It will just become the same at the other parks.

It’s also a great way for them to cut costs and sell it as being green. Let’s not forget about the million plastic ziploc bags they are handing out now for Kidcot.
 

Nemo14

Well-Known Member
I do understand the whole plastic straw controversy, and I applaud the efforts to clean up the environment, but I think there are far more significant changes that could be made to improve the environment for future generations. Balloons, plastic beverage bottles(and their caps), and disposable shopping bags have a much larger impact on our environment and could just as easily be eliminated. An alarming trend I've noticed lately is parents feeding their young children "organic" foods from "disposable" packets, that, once discarded, will probably survive on this earth longer than those children's children will.
So eliminating plastic straws is a great idea, but so much more needs to be done to preserve this planet.
 

larryz

Can't 'Member Anything
Premium Member
Paper straws. They work just fine.
For about 10 minutes...
I do understand the whole plastic straw controversy, and I applaud the efforts to clean up the environment, but I think there are far more significant changes that could be made to improve the environment for future generations. Balloons, plastic beverage bottles(and their caps), and disposable shopping bags have a much larger impact on our environment and could just as easily be eliminated. An alarming trend I've noticed lately is parents feeding their young children "organic" foods from "disposable" packets, that, once discarded, will probably survive on this earth longer than those children's children will.
So eliminating plastic straws is a great idea, but so much more needs to be done to preserve this planet.
Got a little chuckle reading your post, considering the carbon footprint/environmental impact of the whole WDW complex...
 
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