According to kpbs.org, SeaWorld San Diego, which serves millions of meals each year, has announced that it is banning the use of polystyrene food containers at its restaurants and cafeterias. Food is now served in bowls and plates made of molded fibers, flatware made of cornstarch and hot cups from recycled paper.
"SeaWorld is proud to be a responsible steward of the environment, not just here in our park, but in the oceans and the world we share,'' said John Reilly, president of the park. "We hope our actions will inspire others to take similar steps that, combined, can make a huge difference.''
SeaWorld banned the use of plastic bags two years ago.
It's encouraging when large organizations like SeaWorld take a leadership role in these important environmental issues. Let's hope the City of San Diego follows suit when the city council takes up its proposed plastic bag ordinance.