Major Venue in New York Announces That it Will Eliminate Plastic Straws
Following in the footsteps of Disney, Starbucks, and Vassar College, a major sports and entertainment venue in New York City announced Thursday that they'll be phasing out single-use plastic drinking straws by the end of 2018.
The NY Post is reporting, that the Barclays Center in Brooklyn has said they're done with the plastic straws by the end of the year. Barclays officials say the move will prevent 3.75 million plastic straws from ending up in a landfill.
We have been supporters of the effort to ban single-use plastic straws and believe that if we’re going to get behind it, we need to start with our own arenas
So, the next time you catch a show at the Barclays, or maybe go to root on either the Nets or the Islanders, you might have to drink out of a paper straw instead. Or perhaps, a lidless container.
BSE also owns the Nassau Coliseum, who will also be ditching the plastic by the end of the year.
Don't expect the bans to stop there. The Post is saying Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering a city wide ban of single use plastic straws as well, which would follow other major cities like Seattle, WA.