Great Wolf Lodge to remove plastic straws at 17 resorts

  • Great Wolf Resorts said it will replace plastic straws at all 17 of its indoor water park resorts with more environmentally friendly paper straws.

    Great Wolf Resorts said it will replace plastic straws at all 17 of its indoor water park resorts with more environmentally friendly paper straws. Courtesy of Great Wolf Resorts

 
Daily Herald Report
Updated 7/31/2018 1:21 PM

Great Wolf Resorts said today that it will replace plastic straws at all 17 of its indoor water park resorts with more environmentally friendly paper straws.

The resort, with its newest location in Gurnee, pledged to remove plastic straws from all of its food and beverage locations before the end of 2018, saving more than five million plastic straws from entering local landfills annually.

 

"Over the past couple of years we have implemented several programs designed to reduce our environmental impact, ranging from energy-efficient LED lighting, to resort-wide recycling programs and low-flow shower heads. We're excited to further enhance our environmental efforts by removing plastic straws from our resorts," said Murray Hennessy, Great Wolf Resorts CEO.

In addition to the paper straws, Great Wolf Lodge will maintain a small supply of other straw options for guests who are unable to drink from non-flexible paper straws.

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