The Final Straw

Early this year we reported how MGM Resorts was phasing out plastic drinking straws at all its properties, now comes the news that Caesars Entertainment is now doing the same. At Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas you can still ask for plastic straws or stirrers but they wont be provided automatically and some properties are already providing paper alternatives.

The elimination of plastic drink straws in Las Vegas  is part of ongoing national trend to eliminate the straws to be more environmentally friendly with companies such as Starbucks and Mc Donald’s also looking to replace plastic one time use drinking straws with paper or other alternatives.

I’m fine with the elimination of plastic straws and stirrers for environmental reasons as long as alternative options are provided so you can mix up he contents of your drink when they start to separate. I don’t know why but i have a picture of a shady figure behind a bar or casino who opens his jacket to show rows of plastic straws and telling the customer i have many colored plastic straws and small ones or long ones or even curly straws and a special on plastic stirrers; Okay maybe that’s my warped humor but it seems the evils of plastic straws are just the latest thing that some people jump on the bandwagon as is bad.