SeaWorld San Diego stops using plastic bags in gift shops

Posted Monday, April 25, 2011 1:50 PM | Contributed by Jeff

SeaWorld will stop giving out plastic bags at its theme-park gift stores in San Diego on June 18 in hopes of cutting plastic pollution in the ocean. Company officials said the move could save more than 1 million plastic bags from being used.

Read more from The Union-Tribune.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:22 AM
delan's avatar

I wish walmart would do the same.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 1:55 PM
eightdotthree's avatar

Why not the whole chain? Sea World, Busch, etc.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:16 PM
rollergator's avatar

^My guess is that Californians are a step ahead in environmentalism. Maybe they're piloting at SWSD and then decide chain-wide based on the results (will merch sales decline, etc.)?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:33 PM
Jeff's avatar

This is the chain that started using compostable forks and such a number of years ago. We have those at work, and it's hilarious to see a fork get deformed if you leave it in your hot food for too long.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:42 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar

We recently took a trip to the Cleveland Zoo/Rainforest, and they use those utensils as well. Being that they're made from wheat, and they're completely edible, they're basically pasta. "Challenge accepted"...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:43 AM

Are you pro-pasta utensils? I'm more anti-pasta.... ;)

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:38 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar

I do like them, but they fall apart so easily, I wouldn't spend more than a few pennes on each piece.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 11:26 AM

Ensign Smith said:
Are you pro-pasta utensils? I'm more anti-pasta.... ;)

LOL, I'm all for the Anti-pasta movement!

I think the move if more local politics then anything major. I recycle or reuse the plastic bags i get. every store aroudn me as well as Walmart offers up the reusable bags. Many local businesses have offered them as giveaways.


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