Disneyland Paris announces ban on plastic straws to make it environmentally friendly

Disneyland Paris theme park. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 15, 2019, 08.39 PM (IST)

Disneyland in Paris on Monday has announced a ban on using plastic straws.

Europe's biggest tourist attraction has decided to make its theme park a little more environmentally friendly. So, they announced a series of measures for the process. 

Starting from Thursday it will bin plastic straws, to be replaced with fully biodegradable paper versions that will be distributed only if patrons request them.

They are also planning to install solar panels on the 22- square kilometres site to get more power from renewables.

The park's hotels starting June will no longer keep small bottles of shampoo or shower gel, they will replace it with big bottles that can be refilled.

The announcement comes after the vote which took place in European Parliament to ban single-use plastic products such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds from 2021.

Walt Disney owned theme park has around 15 million visitors per year and it produced 19 tonnes of waste last year.

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Starting from Thursday it will bin plastic straws, to be replaced with fully biodegradable paper versions that will be distributed only if patrons request them.