The Assiniboine Park Conservancy is permanently removing all single-use plastic straws from its food and beverage operations and single-use plastic bags from its retail operations.
The change comes into effect Canada Day.
Starting Sunday, plastic straws will no longer be available at The Park Café (Qualico Family Centre), the Tundra Grill or seasonal concessions at the zoo, or at catered events hosted at the park’s event venues.
Biodegradable paper straws will be provided if required or requested. At retail outlets in the zoo, customers will be encouraged to bring their own reusable shopping bags.
Reusable bags are also available for purchase.
Staff at the zoo will also join 38 other zoos and aquariums across North America taking part in the Plastic Free July Challenge, a global movement that aims to encourage people, businesses and other organizations to reduce plastic use.
SOURCE – CBC
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