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Seminole Casinos Getting Rid Of Plastic Straws

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
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The Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida plans to eliminate plastic straws at its six casinos in the state.

Seminole Gaming announced in a news release this week that its casinos, which include Hard Rock locations in Tampa and Hollywood, would shift to earth-friendly drinking straws by next month. They're also switching to paper carryout bags.

Tracy Bradford, who's in charge of purchasing for the company, says Seminole Gaming restaurants already use reusable, recyclable or eco-friendly to-go containers.

Tourist destinations like Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens recently have made similar pledges to get rid of plastic straws.