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More US Live Nation venues ditch plastic straws

Following the lead of Live Nation's amphitheatres, all House of Blues Entertainment venues are ditching plastic straws unless specially requested

By IQ on 14 Aug 2018

House of Blues Mandalay Bay

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Live Nation’s House of Blues has become the latest concert business to eliminate plastic drinks straws.

As of July 2018, a straw-by-request-only policy has been implemented at 50 House of Blues Entertainment venues, with straws and other “accessible alternatives” available solely on demand. Live Nation ditched plastic straws at all its 52 US amphitheatres in April.

By partnering with environmental group Lonely Whale, Live Nation says it is on track to eliminate the use of more than six million plastic straws in 2018 by removing them from all its owned and/or operated US venues.

Across the Atlantic, plastic straws are now a thing of the past in, with both independent and major corporate UK operators (including Live Nation) having outlawed them as of this summer in a bid to cut plastic waste.

 


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