Alaska Airlines to become first U.S. airline to go strawless

Alaska Airlines is replacing its plastic stir straws and citrus picks with sustainable alternatives starting in July.

Last year, the Seattle-based carrier distributed 22 million plastic stir straws and citrus picks. They will be replaced with white birch stir sticks and a bamboo alternative for the citrus pick, while non-plastic straws will be available upon request.

Alaska Airlines partnered with incubator Lonely Whale to implement the initiative, which is part of the airline’s goal of reducing…...

4 Published By - San Francisco Business Times - Travel Business News - 2018.05.22. 02:05
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