Hashtag: #PlasticStraws

Straws Made Into Limited-Edition Vinyl Records

Straws Made Into Limited-Edition Vinyl Records

Bacardi rum, in partnership with Lonely Whale, has launched a new Straw Vinyl program, through which they will collect single-use plastic straws from 55 bars across the country to upcycle them into limited-edition vinyl records, with an aim to transform “something that sucks into something that slaps.” As part of the iconic rum brand’s... Read more of this article

Think Twice Before Using Single-Use Plastics

Think Twice Before Using Single-Use Plastics

“Think twice before using, and disposing of, single-use plastics”, that was the message today [May 22] from Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban who also encouraged the public to “keep Bermuda beautiful and dispose of all trash responsibly”. Minister Roban said, “As we know, the long-awaited Bermuda Day... Read more of this article

Princess Introduces Biodegradable Hay Straws

Princess Introduces Biodegradable Hay Straws

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is introducing new, environmentally safe hay straws, which comes after the hotel phased plastic straws out of its restaurants and bars last year. The hotel said the straws “are completely biodegradable and are sustainably packaged. Made from wheat stems sourced from South East Asia, Hay! Straws are carefully... Read more of this article

CNN Highlights Meredith Andrews ‘Adventgram’

CNN Highlights Meredith Andrews ‘Adventgram’

CNN has featured the work of local photographer Meredith Andrews, who is collecting plastic that has washed up on the shores of Bermuda to create an interesting and thought provoking daily advent calendar series on Instagram. The CNN story said, “At this time of year, advent calendars deck the halls around the world. And the stunning island of Bermuda,... Read more of this article

BNT Welcome Pledge On Single-Use Plastics

BNT Welcome Pledge On Single-Use Plastics

The Bermuda National Trust said they welcome the announcement in the Throne Speech that Government intends to eliminate single use plastics in Bermuda by 2022, adding that the impact of plastics on the oceans is well documented. The relevant portion of the Throne Speech said, “The horrific impact of plastic on the environment is a global issue. In... Read more of this article

“The Future Doesn’t Suck” Plastic Campaign

“The Future Doesn’t Suck” Plastic Campaign

Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi and Lonely Whale have joined forces to help rid the environment of single-use plastic, including the goal to eliminate one billion single-use plastic straws by 2020. In addition, Bacardi announced a commitment to review its global supply chain, with the aim of removing non-essential, non-recyclable single-use plastic... Read more of this article

Govt House Aims To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

Govt House Aims To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

Government House announced that it will “aim to eliminate single-use plastic from all events at the House and in its day-to-day operations.” The most common examples of single use plastics are cold drinks bottles, packaging and, for certain events, plastic cups, cutlery and straws, Government House said. Governor John Rankin said “We are... Read more of this article

‘The Last Straw’ For Fairmont Southampton

‘The Last Straw’ For Fairmont Southampton

In an effort to help the problems of plastic in the oceans, the Fairmont Southampton has made a commitment to eliminating conventional plastic straws, and resort guests who still prefer a straw, will be provided eco-friendly and 100% compostable straws at request A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s largest resort is going ‘strawless.’... Read more of this article

Column: Help Oceans, Say ‘No’ To Plastic Straws

Column: Help Oceans, Say ‘No’ To Plastic Straws

[Written by Jessica Riederer] Bermuda is surrounded by miles of colourful coral reefs and an ocean as many shades of blue as you can dream of. It is a pretty special place. How lucky are we to live here? The in-shore waters surrounding Bermuda are full of life. Curious squads of sparkling squids, camouflaged, colour changing octopuses, tiny transparent... Read more of this article

Bacardi Launch ‘No Straw & Stirrers’ Initiative

Bacardi Launch ‘No Straw & Stirrers’ Initiative

In celebration of World Water Day today [March 22], Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi announces it has launched an in-house initiative to remove straws and stirrers in cocktails at company events. Starting in its North America regional headquarters office in Coral Gables, Fla., and its Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire, England,... Read more of this article