Disneyland Paris cleans up its act, bans plastic straws

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Disneyland Paris has announced a series of measures to make Europe’s biggest private tourist attraction more environmentally friendly, including banning plastic straws. The theme park east of the French capital, which draws 15 million visitors a year, is like a small town in its own right, producing 19 tonnes of waste in 2018.

It currently recycles paper, glass and 18 other types of materials accounting for around half of all its waste, a level it aims to increase to 60 percent in 2020. The announcement follows a vote last month in the European Parliament to ban single-use plastic products such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds from 2021.

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