We are proud to announce that Seminole Gaming has established the elimination of plastic straws at its six Florida casinos by September 1, 2018, including our Tampa location. We are moving quickly in making these changes, as our awareness increases of damaging effect on the environment of the constant flow of single-use plastic products. Durable, earth-friendly drinking straws will still be available to customers upon request. In addition, as of mid-August, only “to go” bags made of paper will be available at its Florida casinos.
“Seminole Gaming has a long history of sustainability programs, and we are pleased to add more earth-friendly straws and to go bags to the list,” said Tracy Bradford, Senior Vice President of Purchasing. “Seminole Gaming restaurants already utilize reusable, recyclable or eco-friendly to go containers. As the gaming operation of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Gaming is proud to help make a difference in conscientious sustainability practices – it’s the right thing to do.”
“One of Hard Rock’s founding mottos is to ‘Save the Planet’, and this is only an extension of the commitment we made to do just that 47 years ago,” said Bradford. “Our vendors and partners have been and will continue to be instrumental in activating this endeavor across the globe, and we are proud to help make a difference in conscientious sustainability practices as a business .”
As leaders in gaming and hospitality, the we will be announcing more ‘Save the Planet’ initiatives in the next few months, including partnerships with key charity partners that share the values of the business to help protect the earth’s natural resources and environment.