Companies and small businesses alike have recently begun banning the sale of plastic straws in their locations. Sometimes this means you have to request a straw to accompany your drink, while other times it means that only a metal or bamboo option is available. This is a major way to cut down on plastic waste, as people tend to go through these plastic straws without thinking twice. Now, the House of Blues is joining the movement and banning plastic straws in all of their U.S. locations.
Their announcement is made in partnership with Lonely Whale, an environmental group passionate about reducing plastic waste in our oceans. They are currently on their way to eliminating over 6 million plastic straws in 2018 alone.
Live Nation, the parent company of the House of Blues, already has a request policy in all of their Live Nation owned and operated amphitheaters. It's also already in place at 50 House of Blues venues. The policy as it stands is that straws are available by request.