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Calvin Harris Partners with Hakkasan Group to Eliminate Use of Plastic Straws

The partnership aims to eliminate use of single-use straws in the group’s nightclubs.

DJ Calvin Harris is partnering with Hakkasan Group, a hospitality company that owns and operates global nightclubs and restaurants, to eliminate the use of single-use straws in the group’s nightclubs.

Hakkasan Group will begin phasing out single-use straws immediately in an effort to help reduce the 500 million straws that are used and discarded every day in the United States.

Variety has more details:

Star DJ Calvin Harris and Hakkasan Group, the hospitality company with nightclubs and restaurants throughout the world –including in Las Vegas, where Harris has an exclusive residency — today announced a partnership that aims to eliminate all single-use plastic straws in the group’s clubs.

Citing recent research — that 500 million straws are used and discarded every day in the United States alone adding to the 175 billion that find their way into waterways and oceans — and the fact that many Fortune 500 companies are also pledging to eliminate plastic straws, “small actions can make a difference,” reads the announcement.

Says Harris: “My friend and tour photographer Conor McDonnell has been working closely with the World Wildlife Fund and has been sharing his first-hand experience of the damage plastic waste is doing to the environment. We want to reduce the impact of harmful plastics, so we decided to take action. I am grateful to Hakkasan Group for supporting us and helping us make a difference, I hope other venues in the city and around the world will do the same.”

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