Local Movie Theater Chain The Latest To Eliminate Plastic Straws
With companies like McDonald's and Starbucks officially phasing out plastic straws due to concern for the environment, it looks like it's only a matter of time before we've gotten rid of them entirely. Now, a local theater chain is the first movie theater chain to take action by getting rid of straws.
The Alamo Drafthouse, which has locations in Yonkers and Brooklyn, will be getting rid of plastic straws in all of its locations by the end of the month. They'll instead be replaced with a corn-based biodegradable straw that is much healthier for the environment.
None of the other major theater chains have commented yet on whether they will make the switch away from plastic straws. But the way things are going, it will likely happen soon. Seattle became the first city to to ban plastic straws everywhere earlier this month, and New York and Los Angeles may soon follow.