SeaWorld eliminates plastic bags: SeaWorld says it will eliminate plastic shopping bags in its theme parks – OrlandoPosted on April 27, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
A good step by Seaworld. Considering the oceans receive millions of tons of plastic wast a year, Seaworld is an ideal entity to ban plastic bags.
However other theme parks are side stepping the issue with some shallower green claims;
“Both Disney and Universal Orlando say they take steps to make their plastic shopping bags environmentally conscious, such as by using recyclable plastic or printing messages on the bags encouraging shoppers to reuse them.
Paper bags can pose challenges for theme parks. Walt Disney World says it has considered switching to paper but has found that plastic bags are more durable and that humidity can make it difficult to adequately store paper bags.”
Doesn’t Disney understand that the fact plastic bags are more durable is exactly what makes them the problem? Perhaps Disney could make a little effort to revert back to paper.