Seminole Tribe of Florida eliminating plastic straws at its six casinos in the state

Casinos changing to earth-friendly drinking straws
Posted at 3:25 AM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 10:12:13-04

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida plans to eliminate plastic straws at its six casinos in the state.

Seminole Gaming announced in a news release this week that its casinos, which include Hard Rock locations in Tampa and Hollywood, would shift to earth-friendly drinking straws by next month. They are also switching to paper carryout bags.

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Tracy Bradford, who is in charge of purchasing for the company, says Seminole Gaming restaurants already use reusable, recyclable or eco-friendly to-go containers.

Tourist destinations like Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens recently have made similar pledges to get rid of plastic straws.