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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