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As the EU proposes to ban plastic straws, stirs, and cotton buds, throughout the world companies are announcing various pledges regarding the reduction of plastic waste.

Just the other week, Starbucks announced it intended to eliminate plastic straws in all stores by 2020. Similarly, hotel giant Marriott is also planning to phase out plastic straws in the coming weeks.

But it is Walt Disney Company that is the latest to announce a commitment to banning the use of plastic straws and stirrers across its global operations. The company has pledged to achieve this target by 2019.

It has been estimated that such action by Walt Disney Company amounts to a reduction of more than 175 million straws and 13 million drink stirrers.

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