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Saying no to single-use plastics? You aren’t alone. Cities, states and hotels are leading the charge to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our environment and waterways with policies that limit plastic products that can only be used once. From taxes or bans curbing the use of plastic bags to more recent efforts to stamp out plastic straws, we’re helping you stay green on the go with a list of places and properties that are doing their part to reduce waste. Find out which cities and hotels you can book in using our interactive map below. And email us with updates as the list grows.
State has no existing plastic straw or bag bans
State, city, park or hotel has plastic straw bans
State, city, park or hotel has plastic bag bans
State, city, park or hotel has plastic straw and bag bans

Alaska
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Anchorage (takes effect 9/15/2019)
  • Unalaska
  • Palmer
  • Soldotna
  • Wasilla
  • Kodiak
  • Cordova
  • Hooper Bay
  • Bethel
Arizona
Plastic Straws
Grand Canyon National Park properties including:
  • Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
  • Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel
  • Trailer Village RV Park
  • Yavapai Lodge
California
Plastic Straws
Cities:
  • Alameda
  • Beach
  • Berkeley
  • Carmel
  • Davis
  • Malibu
  • Manhattan
  • Oakland
  • Richmond
  • San Francisco
  • San Luis Obispo
Hotels and Resorts:
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park properties:
  • Bearpaw Camp
  • Cedar Grove Lode
  • Grant Grove Cabins
  • John Muir Lodge
  • Wuksachi Lodge
Death Valley National Park properties:
  • The Oasis at Death Valley
Plastic Bags
The state of California has a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
Colorado
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Rocky Mountain National Park properties:
  • The Ridgeline Hotel – Estes Park
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Aspen
  • Boulder
  • Breckenridge
  • Telluride
  • Crested Butte
  • Avon
  • Nederland
  • Carbondale
Connecticut
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Greenwich
  • WestPort
  • New Canaan
  • Hamden
  • Mansfield
  • Norwalk
Washington D.C.
Plastic Straws
Washington D.C. has banned all plastic straws.
Plastic Bags
Washington D.C. has banned all plastic bags.
Florida
Plastic Straws
Cities:
  • Fort Myers
  • Miami Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • St. Petersburg
  • Hallandale Beach
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Hollywood
  • Dania Beach
  • Coral Gables
  • Pinecrest
  • Surfside
Hotels and Resorts:
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Coral Gables
  • Gainesville (takes effect 8/1/2019)
Georgia
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
  • Sea Island Resort (Xanterra)
Hawaii
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
  • Disney’s Aulani Resort
  • The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club – Waikiki
  • The Modern Honolulu
  • Hilton Waikoloa Village
  • Countless more
Plastic Bags
Counties:
  • Hawaii County
  • Kauai County
  • Maui County
Cities:
  • Honolulu
  • Oahu
Iowa
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
  • Honey Creek Resort
Illinois
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Chicago
  • Evanston
  • Oak Park
Kansas
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Massachusetts
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Boston
  • Pittsfield
  • Acton
  • Scituate
  • Milton
  • Amesbury
  • Georgetown
  • Medford
  • Dartmouth
  • Danvers
  • Burlington
  • Wilmington
  • Tyngsborough
  • Longmeadow
  • Tewksbury
  • Rockport
  • Haverhill
  • Andover
  • Lowell
  • Westford
  • Gloucester
  • Hopkinton
  • Cohasset
  • Belmont
  • Winchester
  • Marshfield
  • Westborough
  • Swampscott
  • Topsfield
  • Wayland
  • Wakefield
  • Melrose
  • South Hadley
  • Sudbury
  • Dalton
  • Yarmouth
  • Arlington
  • Stockbridge
  • Bourne
  • Oak Bluffs
  • Framingham
  • Edgartown
  • Athol
  • Sandwich
  • Ipswich
  • Dennis
  • Bedford
  • Plymouth
  • Natick
  • Watertown
  • Shrewsbury
  • Lenox
  • Lee
  • Adams
  • Amherst
  • Chilmark
  • Aquinnah
  • West Tisbury
  • Tisbury
  • Salem
  • Wellesly
  • Barnstable
  • Somerville
  • Falmouth
  • Hamilton
  • Harwich
  • Cambridge
  • Truro
  • Bridgewater
  • Northampton
  • Concord
  • Chatham
  • Wellfleet
  • Williamstown
  • Newton
  • Marblehead
  • Provincetown
  • Newburyport
  • Great Barrington
  • Manchester
  • Brookline
Maryland
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
  • Hotel Revival – Baltimore
  • MGM
Plastic Bags
Counties:
  • Montgomery County
Cities:
  • Harford
  • Aberdeen
  • Takoma Park
  • Chestertown
Maine
Plastic Bags (Considering statewide ban this year)
Cities:
  • Bar Harbor
  • Portland
  • South Portland
  • Camden
  • Waterville
  • Southwest Harbor
  • Bar Harbor
  • Rockland
  • Manchester
  • Blue Hill
  • Bath
  • Belfast
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Brunswick
  • Topsham
  • Saco
  • Freeport
  • Kennebunk
  • Falmouth
  • York
Michigan
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Plastic Bags
Counties:
  • Washtenaw County (including Ann Arbor)
Minnesota
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Mississippi
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Montana
Plastic Straws
Glacier National Park properties:
  • Glacier National Park Lodges
  • Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge
  • Pine Lodge
  • Many Glacier Hotel
  • Cedar Creek Lodge
Yellowstone properties:
  • Holiday Inn
  • Gray Wolf Inn & Suites
  • Yellowstone Park Hotel
  • Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone
  • Yellowstone National Park Lodges
Nevada
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
  • Harveys – Lake Tahoe
  • Bellagio
  • ARIA Resort & Casino
  • Vdara Hotel & Spa at ARIA
  • MGM Grand
  • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
  • Circus Circus
  • Excalibur Hotel Casino
  • Luxor
  • New York New York
  • Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  • Park MGM
  • The Park
  • Wynn Las Vegas & Encore
  • Caesars Palace
  • The Cromwell
  • The Linq Hotel & Casino
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Bally’s – Las Vegas
  • Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
  • Paris
  • Harrah’s
  • Flamingo
  • Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace
  • Many more in Las Vegas
Death Valley properties:
  • The Oasis at Death Valley
New Jersey
Plastic Straws
Cities:
  • Monmouth Beach
Hotels and Resorts:
Plastic Bags
Counties:
  • Atlantic County
Cities:
    • Hoboken
    • Oahu
    • Jersey City
    • Monmouth Beach
    • Belmar
    • Brigantine Beach
    • Somers Point
    • Hopewell Borough
    • Bradley Beach
    • Stafford Township
    • Teaneck
    • Point Pleasant Beach
    • Long Beach
    • Longport
New Mexico
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Santa Fe
  • Silver City
New York
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Saratoga Spa State Park:
  • The Gideon Putnam
New York City Hotels and Resorts:
Plastic Bags
A statewide ban on plastic bags will take effect 3/1/2020.
Counties:
  • Dutchess County
  • Ulster County
  • Suffolk County
  • Rockland County
Cities:
  • New York City
  • Bedford
  • Lewisboro
  • Seacliff
  • Long Beach
  • New Castle
  • Patchogue Village
  • Sag Harbor
  • Southampton
  • New Paltz Village
  • Sag Harbor
  • Southampton
  • New Paltz Village
  • Hastings on Hudson
  • Larchmont
  • Mamaroneck
  • Rye
  • East Hampton
North Carolina
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Plastic Bags
Counties:
  • Currituck County (the Outer Banks)
  • Dare County
  • Hyde County
Ohio
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
  • The Cottages at Geneva-on-the-Lake
  • The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
  • Great Wolf Lodge
Oregon
Plastic Straws
Cities:
  • Portland (not a ban, but you must ask for a plastic straw)
Crater Lake National Park properties:
  • Crater Lake National Park Lodge
Pennsylvania
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Narberth
Rhode Island
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Barrington
  • Jamestown
  • Middletown
  • New Shoreham
  • Newport
  • North Kingstown
  • Portsmouth
  • Providence
South Carolina
Plastic Bags
Counties:
  • Beaufort County
Cities:
  • Arcadia Lakes
  • Folly Beach
  • Isle of Palms
  • James Island
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Sullivan’s Island
  • Surfside Beach
Tennessee
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Texas
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Utah
Plastic Straws
Zion National Park properties:
  • Zion National Park Lodges
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Moab
  • Park City
Virginia
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Blue Ridge Mountain properties:
  • Peaks of Otter Lodge – Bedford
Shenandoah National Park properties:
  • Big Meadows Lodge
  • Lewis Mountain Cabins
  • Skyland Resort
Vermont
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Brattleboro
  • Wilmington
Washington
Plastic Straws
Cities:
  • Edmonds
  • Seattle
Hotels and Resorts:
Olympic National Park properties:
  • Kalaloch Lodge
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Bainbridge Island
  • Seattle
  • Edmonds
  • Olympia
  • Snohomish
  • Everett
  • Gig Harbor
  • Kenmore
  • La Conner
  • Port Angeles
  • Tacoma
  • Friday Harbor
  • Tumwater
  • Lacey
  • Mercer Island
  • Shoreline
  • Issaquah
  • Mukilteo
  • Port Townsend
  • Bellingham
Wisconsin
Plastic Straws
Hotels and Resorts:
Hotel Policy Information
1 Hotels
Policy:

The brand eliminated plastic straws from its hotel operations in April 2018. Alternative straws are available upon request.

AccorHotels
Policy:

Starting April of 2018, it pledged to prohibit the use of plastic straws across its more than 4,800 hotels across North America. It offers paper or eco-friendly alternatives instead.

Properties include:

  • Fairmont
  • Ibis Styles
  • Novotel
  • Sofitel
  • Swissotel
Arlo Hotels
Policy:

The New York City-based chain pledges to eliminate single-use plastics, including drinking straws, by 2019.

Ceasars Entertainment Corporation
Policy:

Beginning July 2018, all U.S. properties moved to a “upon request only” policy regarding single-use plastic straws and stirrers. Sustainable options are rolling out across its properties.

Properties include:

  • Bally’s Hotel and Casino
  • Horseshoe Hotel and Casino
Delaware North
Policy:

Starting in April 2018, each of its U.S. park and resort locations pledged “The Last Straw” initiative, which curbs excess plastic waste by making drinking straws available on a request-only basis. This is in effect at the company’s 30 lodging locations and 47 dining locations.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Policy:

Starting in 2019, it has eliminated plastic straws from all 110 of its properties around the world.

Great Wolf Lodge
Policy:

Starting in December 2018, the family-friendly water park resort replaced plastic straws at each of its 18 locations across North America. It now offers paper straws to guests, but maintains a small supply of plastic straws for families with children with special needs who are unable to drink from non-flexible paper straws.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Policy:

The brand removed plastic straws from 650 managed properties by the end of 2018. It now offers guests a paper or biodegradable alternative upon request.

Properties include:

  • Conrad
  • DoubleTree By Hilton
  • Embassy Suites By Hilton
  • Hampton by Hilton
  • Hilton
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Tapestry Collection by Hilton
  • Tru by Hilton
  • Waldorf Astoria
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Policy:

Beginning September 2018, it eliminated single-use plastic straws and drink picks from its properties. They are still available upon request only, and eco-friendly alternatives are provided where available.

Properties include:

  • Park Hyatt
  • Grand Hyatt
  • Andaz
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Hyatt Centric
  • The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
  • Hyatt House
  • Hyatt Place
  • Miraval
InterContinental Hotels Group
Policy:

It has committed to removing plastic straws from its global portfolio of hotels by the end of 2019.

Properties include:

  • Candlewood Suites
  • Crown Plaza Hotels & Resorts
  • EVEN Hotels
  • Holiday Inn
  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
  • Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  • Staybridge Suites
Joi de Vivre
Policy:

Individual properties under the bigger brand portfolio have taken initiative to eliminate single-use plastic straws, only providing them to guests who specifically request one.

Marriott Bonvoy
Policy:

The world’s largest hotel portfolio will remove disposable plastic straws and stirrer from its more than 6,500 properties around the world by July 2019. Hotels will offer alternative straws upon request.

Properties  include:

  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • JW Marriott
  • Le MERIDIEN
  • Westin
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Aloft
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Element
  • TownPlace Suites by Marriott
MGM International
Policy:

In July 2018, the global entertainment company announced that single-use plastic drinking and stir straws would be removed from casino floors, buffets, cafes, bars and dining outlets. Straws would be available to customers upon request only as a part of its “Straw Reduction Initiative.”

Peninsula Hotels
Policy:

In November 2018, it transitioned toward a ban on plastic straws in its global operations, replacing them with sustainable paper straws only available upon request.

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
Policy:

It began eliminating plastic straws across its 17 global locations in December 2017. It’s part of a bigger ban by the company of more than 60 single-use plastic items. Recycled paper and stainless-steel straws are offered as an alternative.

SIXTY Hotels
Policy:

It’s stopped using plastic straws in all of its operations.

Thompson Hotels
Policy:

Several of its properties have completely removed single-use plastic straws from use, providing guests instead with biodegradable alternatives.

The Walt Disney Company
Policy:

Disney pledged that all its owned and operated locations, globally, will be single-use, plastic-free by mid-2019. This includes not just its resorts, but its theme parks and cruise ships.

Wynn Hotels
Policy:

The Wynn Las Vegas & Encore eliminated single-use plastic straws in 2018 and introduced a corn-based straw that organically composts in 90 days. All Wynn Resorts properties around the world are now either plastic straw-free or on track to be so.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts
Policy:

In 2013, it began rolling out the Choose to be Straw Free program across its concessions and lodges the U.S. national parks it serves, a shift in policy inspired by a 9-year-old boy. It’s eliminated single-use plastic straws from general distribution, only providing them upon request for those who need them.

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