Alaska Airlines will eliminate plastic straws on aircraft and airport lounges across its domestic and international network from July 16, the Seattle-based carrier said May 21. As part of the airline’s initiative to reduce inflight waste-per-passenger by 70% by 2020, Alaska will stop distributing single-use, non-recyclable plastic stir straws and citrus picks for beverages systemwide, and will replace them with sustainable white birch stir sticks and bamboo citrus picks. For ...

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