New Paper Straws Only at Disney World

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Disney World has banned single use plastic straws.

Earth Day 2019 at Disney World

In an effort to keep moving forward with their environmental protection efforts, The Walt Disney Company eliminated all single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at Disney World today.  All straws are now made of biodegradable paper.

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Earth Day 2019: The new paper straws.

In 2018, The Walt Disney Company announced that it would eliminate all single-use straws at its locations across the world by mid-2019, a reduction of more than 175 million straws and 13 million plastic stirrers each year.

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Caroline enjoying an icy Starbucks drink at DAK.  That’s a paper straw in the drink.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom banned plastic straws and cup lids from quick service locations from the time it opened in 1998.  Since the Creature Comfort Starbucks at DAK opened in 2015, all drink straws offered to guests are made of rolled paper.

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We love this change!

Disney is also transitioning from individual in-room bathing amenities to refillable in-room amenities in its resort hotels and Disney Cruise Line ships. The refillable body wash, shampoo and conditioner bottles will reduce 80 percent of plastic waste from guest rooms.

We stayed at Port Orleans last month and LOVE this change!  We love, love, love the smell of Disney’s shampoo and conditioner and now can use gobs of it when showering instead of bringing tiny bottles into the shower with use.

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Waterproof reusable shopping bags, $1 – $3

Along with these moves, Disney is reducing the amount of plastic shopping bags in its stores. Reusable shopping bags are being offered for a small fee depending on size ($1 – $3).  Guests are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags when visiting Disney World.

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Free reusable bags were given out to guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s front entrance on Earth Day 2019.

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Disney’s Environmental Conservation Goals.

“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.”

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Starbucks + Disney = Perfect Day!

Walt Disney World is joining Starbucks, American Airlines, Marriott, the cities of Seattle and San Francisco, and other cities by implementing a ban on plastic straws.

Starbucks will do away with plastic straws by 2020, a plan aimed at eliminating more than one billion straws a year.  One billion!

McDonald’s also launched a new set of environmental goals in 2018: By 2025 all restaurants packaging, including straws, will be from renewable, recycled, or certified sustainable sources.

We support these efforts 100%!

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9am: Iced coffee #1

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1pm: Iced coffee #2

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We’ve written two books about our time working at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Have a magical day!

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We don’t mind the paper straws at all.  Two Disney Sisters

Disney is Banning Plastic Straws Worldwide

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Disney is banning single use plastic straws worldwide.

In an effort to keep moving forward with their environmental protection efforts, The Walt Disney Company announced Thursday it is going to eliminate all single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at its locations across the world by mid-2019, a reduction of more than 175 million straws and 13 million plastic stirrers each year.

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Caroline enjoying an icy Starbucks drink at DAK.  That’s a paper straw in the drink.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom banned plastic straws and cup lids from the time it opened in 1998.  Since the Creature Comfort Starbucks store at DAK opened in 2015, the drink straws offered to guests are made of rolled paper.

Disney is also transitioning from individual in-room amenities to refillable in-room amenities in its resort hotels and Disney Cruise Line ships. The refillable shampoo and conditioner bottles will reduce 80 percent of plastic from guest rooms.

Along with these moves, Disney is reducing the amount of plastic shopping bags in its stores. Reusable shopping bags are being offered for a small fee.

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Disney’s Environmental Conservation Goals.

“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.”

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Starbucks + Disney = Perfect Day!

Walt Disney World is joining Starbucks, American Airlines, Marriott, the cities of Seattle and San Francisco, and other cities by announcing a ban on plastic straws.

Starbucks will do away with plastic straws by 2020, a plan aimed at eliminating more than one billion straws a year.

McDonald’s launched a new set of goals earlier this year: by 2025 all restaurants packaging, including straws, will be from renewable, recycled, or certified sustainable sources.

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We love visiting the Creature Comfort Starbucks and don’t mind the paper straws at all.  ❤

We support this effort 100%!

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Two Disney Sisters

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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