Port of Seattle commends 25 tenants for going Strawless in Seattle

  • Friday, September 8, 2017 12:30pm
  • Business

The Port of Seattle commends a diverse list of 25 dining tenants for their commitment to the environment by participating in Strawless in Seattle. The first-of-its-kind campaign is the culmination of the Lonely Whale Foundation’s Strawless Ocean global initiative, which aims to remove 500 million plastic straws from the U.S. waste stream in 2017.

More than 100 Seattle restaurants have committed to incorporating sustainable alternatives to plastic straws in their establishments to support the reduction of plastic straw consumption. Guests who want to use a straw will be given a paper straw that is durable and marine degradable and can decompose in just 45 to 90 days.

The Port of Seattle joins the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Aquarium and Tom Douglas’ restaurants, among others, in promoting going strawless.

“As a marine life researcher, I know firsthand that efforts like Strawless in Seattle help improve the health of oceans,” Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman said in a media releaes. “The Port of Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal is the home of the North Pacific fishing fleet, and through Sea-Tac Airport, our cruise and maritime facilities we host millions of travelers who come here to experience our natural environment. Port industries and their employees depend upon healthy oceans and supporting this effort fits our mission to improve the health of our environment and community.”

The following Port of Seattle establishments are going “strawless” for September.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport:

Anthony’s Restaurant and Fish Bar, Alaska Lodge, Burger King, Great American Bagel Bakery, Wolfgang Puck Gourmet Express, Sport Page Pub, Seattle Seahawks 12 Club, Seattle Taproom, Dungeness Bay Seafood House, Sbarro, Vintage Washington Wine Bar, Ivar’s Seafood, Hudson News/Alki Bakery (three locations), Lounge at SEA (Concourse A, South Satellite) and Café Pacific (Port Catering).

Seaport Locations:

• Fisherman’s Terminal: Chinook’s Restaurant, Highliner Pub

• Pier 66: Anthony’s

• Shilshole Marina Jibe Espresso

• Other waterfront locations: World Trade Center (Alaskan Way), Bell Harbor Confernce Center (Pier 66), Clipper Café (Pier 69)

For more information on Strawless in Seattle and to find all participating venues, visit strawlessocean.org/seattle.

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