Disney Expands Environmental Commitment by Reducing Plastic Waste
Disneyland Resort will eliminate single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers by mid-2019, as part of The Walt Disney Company’s commitment to reduce plastic waste at locations around the globe. In addition, Disneyland Resort is reducing in-room plastics by 80 percent, reducing plastic shopping bags and eliminating polystyrene cups.
Starting this week, plastic straws and plastic bags will begin to be offered by request, and lids for adult cold beverages will no longer be offered. For guests with disabilities who need to use straws or lids, alternative options will be provided as necessary and the Services for Guests with Disabilities team will be available before and during a visit.
“Eliminating plastic straws and other plastic items are meaningful steps in our long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Bob Chapek, chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. “These new global efforts help reduce our environmental footprint, and advance our long-term sustainability goals.”