Adding its voice to the global #nostraw campaign, Tsogo Sun will no longer be serving straws at any of its over 100 hotels and 13 entertainment destinations around South Africa.
Plastic straws, which are not bio-degradable are one of the many single-use plastic items that end up in our oceans, polluting the water and harming marine life.
According to Greenpeace Africa, Up to 12 million metric tonnes of plastic enter our seas worldwide every year. The sea is choking.
Straws also end up in stormwater drains, causing flooding, polluting waterways, littering the streets and ending up in our food chain.
Although no confirmed worldwide figure is available, America uses 500-million plastic straws daily which is enough to wrap around the earth’s circumference a staggering 2.5 times a day.
Considering that one plastic straw takes 500 years to decompose, if the world continues to use straws as it is today, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
Tsogo Sun has a portfolio of over 100 hotels and 13 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles.