Banyan Tree Resorts And Hotels: It has pledged to phase out plastics — disposable cutlery, straws and bottles — by Earth Day next year (Apr 22) at all its 43 properties globally, including Angsana Ilhuru in the Maldives (pictured above).
Koufu food court at Singapore Management University: The first food court in Singapore to be rid of single-use plastic straws also uses eco-friendly takeaway packaging.
Foodpanda and Deliveroo: Both food delivery services have an opt-in function for disposable cutlery and straws with every order.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts group: By next June, you won’t find single-use plastics at all six of its hotels — including M Hotel, Studio M, M Social, Copthorne King’s Hotel, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel and Orchard Hotel — here. That includes straws, stirrers, packaging for toiletries and plastic bags. This move not only saves the planet, but the hotel chain up to $500k in expenditure on plastic products yearly. M Social currently uses paper straws in place of plastic ones, and hipster-friendly paper boxes and wooden cutlery for takeaway orders.
Hyatt hotels: The hotel chain will go strawless come Sep 1 at its hotels worldwide, scrapping the use of single-use plastic straws, drink picks, among others, with eco-friendly alternatives available only upon request.
Seattle: The birthplace of Starbucks is also the first major US city to ban the use of plastic straws and cutlery in F&B outlets.
Taiwan: The country will implement a blanket ban on single-use plastic products (straws, cups, bags, the works) by 2030. The first phase to be rolled out by next July will see a ban on providing plastic straws at major F&B chains. The country has already banned free plastic bags at major stores.