Companies move to remove plastic straws and bags from their properties

by | Jun 12, 2018 | News, Ocean, Pollution

SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean are getting rid of plastic straws and bags – Wash Post

Companies are beginning to act and reduce the 8 million metric tons of plastic that pollute oceans each year. Particularly targeted are plastic straws and single use plastic bags.

Among the companies prompted to act by the pilot whale’s death in Thailand are

  • Ikea
  • SeaWorld Entertainment
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises

Read the Washington Post’s full article.

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Whale’s Death in Thailand Points to Global Scourge: Plastic in Oceans – New York Times

 

A pilot whale that washed ashore in southern Thailand last week, died with a belly full of black plastic bags, almost 8 kgs, which made it sick and unable to hunt for food.