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SeaWorld removes single-use plastic straws and shopping bags

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Staff Writer | June 8, 2018
SeaWorld Entertainment announced that all 12 of its theme parks have removed all single-use plastic drinking straws and single-use plastic shopping bags.
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Ecology   No more plastic in 12 theme parks
With this commitment to remove single-use plastic straws and shopping bags from its parks SeaWorld joins the ranks of other organizations and government entities working to reduce the use of single-use plastics, such as Alaska Airlines, Hilton, and Hurtigruten.

Despite these strides in curbing plastic pollution, more work remains to reduce the company's environmental footprint.

That's why SeaWorld is continuing to invest in more renewable energy, such as the recently launched solar array at Aquatica San Diego, which is expected to generate 80 to 90 percent of its power from solar energy.

SeaWorld also lowered its greenhouse gas emissions by nine percent from 2014 to 2017 and improved recycling of waste materials by more than 50 percent over the same period.

Additionally, SeaWorld continues its efforts to sustainably-source the food that is served at the parks, including cage-free eggs and certified organic coffee, and have implemented a range of water conservation efforts that are in place, including harvesting rainwater, reusing water for cooling buildings, and adapting landscaping to require less water.