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Marriott International is phasing out plastic straws in favour of alternative straws when requested Marriott International is phasing out plastic straws in favour of alternative straws when requested

Marriott International to Remove Plastic Straws Worldwide

Marriott International adopted a plan to remove disposable plastic straws and plastic stirrers from its more than 6,500 properties across 30 brands around the world.

Once fully implemented in one year, the company could eliminate the use of more than one billion plastic straws per year and about a quarter billion stirrers. A single plastic straw, which might be used for about 15 minutes, will never fully decompose.

Arne Sorenson, CEO, Marriott International, revealed, “Removing plastic straws is one of the simplest ways our guests can contribute to plastic reduction when staying with us. We are committed to operating responsibly.”

Marriott’s plastic straw initiative is the latest change the hospitality company is making to enhance the sustainability of its operations and reduce plastic consumption.