There are no (plastic) straws at the Hilton Waikoloa. Here's why

Updated: Feb. 12, 2018 at 2:14 PM HST
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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).

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