Solid Waste & Recycling

Plastic Straws

  • Starbucks shares progress towards packaging sustainability

    March 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SEATTLE – Starbucks leadership has shared progress and plans towards. creating more sustainable packing options for its take out products. Over the next year in several markets worldwide, the company will trial new, greener cups. Customers in New York, San Francisco,

  • Sodexo commits to single-use plastics reduction

    January 1, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company has implemented a North American single use plastics reduction plan that will eliminate single use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019, polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and

  • Prime Pubs goes straw-free

    August 8, 2018 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ont. – Plastic straws have been completely eliminated from all Prime Pubs locations across Canada including Fionn MacCool’s, D’Arcy McGee’s, Paddy Flaherty’s and Tír nan Òg. Effective today, paper straws will be available, but only upon request. “Pubs are

  • Former Cara Foods entity to ban plastic straws

    June 29, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    VAUGHAN, Ont. – Recipe Unlimited (formerly Cara Operations) plans to eliminate plastic straws across its entire 19-brand network of restaurants. This includes brands such as Prime Pubs, Landing, Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, East Side Mario’s and many more. “Our goal is

  • Two U.S. universities ban plastic straws

    May 25, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    Americans use more than 500 million straws every day — more than one per man, woman, and child. Most of them end up in the landfill or in the ocean. Numerous campaigns in England and some U.S. cities have sprung up to ban these

  • Beginning of the end for the plastic drinking straw

    May 7, 2018 by Jason Gale

    The video that is said to have started it all; the removal of a plastic straw from a turtle’s nose went viral in 2015, exposing the realities of the effects of plastics in our oceans. Disclaimer, this video is painful