WAIKALOA, BIG ISLAND (HAWAIINEWSNOW) - Last year, visitors to the Hilton Waikoloa used more than 800,000 straws.
That's a lot of plastic — some of which could end up in the ocean.
But on Jan. 31, things changed. The hotel now offers only FDA-approved compostable paper straws.
It's the first resort on the Big Island to get rid of plastic straws — and the transition comes amid a worldwide movement, dubbed "The Last Straw."
Followers of the movement pledged to ditch plastic straws in favor of more eco-friendly alternatives (or no straws at all).