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Saying no to single-use plastics? You aren’t alone. Cities, states and hotel properties across the country are leading the charge to reduce waste and clean up the environment with policies that limit plastic productsd that can only be used once. To help travelers stay green on the go, we mapped out all the places in the U.S. currently banning plastic straws and plastic bags. The list includes some of travelers’ favorite destinations, so check out our interactive map or browse these top properties before you book. Did we miss any? Please email us and we’ll update the list! (Updated 5/14/19)
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
  • Berkeley
  • Carmel
  • Davis
  • Malibu
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Oakland
  • Richmond
  • San Francisco
  • San Luis Obispo
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 was the first to issue a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
Colorado
Plastic Straws
Properties:
  • Dunton Hot Springs
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
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Coral Gables
  • Gainesville (takes effect 8/1/2019)
Hawaii
Plastic Bags
Counties:
  • Hawaii County
  • Kauai County
  • Maui County
Cities:
  • Honolulu
  • Oahu
Illinois
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Chicago
  • Evanston
  • Oak Park
Massachusetts
Plastic Straws
Cities:
  • Chelmsford
Plastic Bags (Considering statewide ban this year)
Cities:
  • Acton
  • Adams
  • Amesbury
  • Amherst
  • Andover
  • Aquinnah
  • Arlington
  • Ashland
  • Athol
  • Attleboro
  • Barnstable
  • Beford
  • Belmont
  • Beverly
  • Boston
  • Bourne
  • Brewster
  • Bridgewater
  • Brookline
  • Burlington
  • Cambridge
  • Chatham
  • Chilmark
  • Cohasset
  • Concord
  • Dalton
  • Danvers
  • Dartmouth
  • Dennis
  • Dover
  • Duxbury
  • Eastham
  • Edgartown
  • Falmouth
  • Framingham
  • Gloucester
  • Grafton
  • Great Barrington
  • Greenfield
  • Hamilton
  • Harwich
  • Haverhill
  • Hingham
  • Hopkinton
  • Hull
  • Ipswich
  • Lee
  • Lenox
  • Lexington
  • Lincoln
  • Longmeadow
  • Lowell
  • Lunenburg
  • Lynn
  • Malden
  • Manchester-by-the-Sea
  • Mansfield
  • Marblehead
  • Marshfield
  • Mashpee
  • Medfield
  • Medford
  • Melrose
  • Milton
  • Nantucket
  • Natic
  • Newburyport
  • Newton
  • Northampton
  • Northborough
  • Norwell
  • Oak Bluffs
  • Pembroke
  • Pittsfield
  • Plymouth
  • Provincetown
  • Reading
  • Rockport
  • Salem
  • Sandwich
  • Saugus
  • Scituate
  • Sharon
  • Shrewbury
  • Somerville
  • South Hadley
  • Springfield
  • Stockbridge
  • Sudbury
  • Swampscott
  • Tewksbury
  • Tisbury
  • Topsfield
  • Truro
  • Tyngsborough
  • Wakefield
  • Watertown
  • Wayland
  • Wellesley
  • Wellfleet
  • West Tisbury
  • Westborough
  • Westford
  • Weston
  • Williamstown
  • Wilmington
  • Winchester
  • Woburn
  • Yarmouth
Maryland
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
  • Rockland
  • Manchester
  • Blue Hill
  • Bath
  • Belfast
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Brunswick
  • Topsham
  • Saco
  • Freeport
  • Kennebunk
  • Falmouth
  • York
Michigan
Plastic Bags
Counties:
  • Washtenaw County (including Ann Arbor)
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
Las Vegas 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 Caesars Palace
  • Many more in Las Vegas
Death Valley properties:
  • The Oasis at Death Valley
New Jersey
Plastic Straws
Cities:
  • Monmouth Beach
Plastic Bags
Counties:
  • Atlantic County
Cities:
    • Hoboken
    • 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
Counties:
  • Suffolk County – Goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020
Cities:
  • New York City – Mayor Bill de Blasio passed executive order banning single-use plastics by city agencies.
Saratoga Spa State Park:
  • The Gideon Putnam
Plastic Bags
A statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will take effect 3/1/2020. New York is the second state to ban plastic bags.
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
  • New Paltz Village
  • Hastings on Hudson
  • Larchmont
  • Mamaroneck
  • Rye
  • East Hampton
North Carolina
Plastic Bags
Counties:
  • Currituck County (the Outer Banks)
  • Dare County
  • Hyde County
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
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Portland
  • Salem
  • Bend
  • Lake Oswego
  • Hillsboro
  • Milwaukie
  • Manzanita
  • McMinnville
  • Hood River
  • Forest Grove
  • Ashland
  • Eugene
  • Corvallis
Pennsylvania
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
Utah
Plastic Straws
Zion National Park properties:
  • Zion National Park Lodges
Plastic Bags
Cities:
  • Moab
  • Park City
Virginia
Plastic Straws
Colonial Williamsburg properties:
  • Kingsmill Resort – Williamsburg
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
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
Hotel Policy Information
1 Hotels
Policy:

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

Properties include:

  • 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
  • 1 Hotel Central Park
  • 1 Hotel South Beach
  • 1 Hotel West Hollywood
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
  • Sofitel
  • Swissotel
  • Novotel
  • Ibis Styles
Arlo Hotels
Policy:

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

Properties include:

  • Arlo NoMad
  • Arlo SoHo
Caesars 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:

  • Caesars Palace Las Vegas
  • Caesars Atlantic City
  • The Cromwell (Las Vegas)
  • The Linq Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas)
  • Planet Hollywood (Las Vegas)
  • Bally’s Las Vegas
  • Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas)
  • Paris Las Vegas
  • Harrah’s Las Vegas
  • Flamingo Las Vegas
  • Harveys Lake Tahoe
  • Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
  • Tunica Roadhouse
  • Horseshoe Hotel and Casino (nationwide)
  • Bally’s Hotel and Casino (nationwide)
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.

Properties include:

  • Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge (Whitefish, Mont.)
  • Pine Lodge (Whitefish, Mont.)
  • Yavapai Lodge (Grand Canyon National Park)
  • Trailer Village RV Park (Grand Canyon National Park)
  • Kalaloch Lodge (Olympic National Park)
  • Peaks of Otter Lodge (Bedford, Va./Blue Ridge Mountains)
  • Wuksachi Lodge (Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks)
  • John Muir Lodge (Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks)
  • Cedar Grove Lode (Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks)
  • Grant Grove Cabins (Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks)
  • Bearpaw Camp (Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks)
  • Big Meadows Lodge (Shenandoah National Park)
  • Skyland Resort (Shenandoah National Park)
  • Lewis Mountain Cabins (Shenandoah National Park)
  • The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake (Geneva, Ohio)
    The Cottages at Geneva-on-the-Lake (Geneva, Ohio)
  • The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park (Estes Park, Colo.)
  • Holiday Inn West Yellowstone (West Yellowstone, Mont.)
  • Gray Wolf Inn & Suites (West Yellowstone, Mont.)
  • Yellowstone Park Hotel (West Yellowstone, Mont.)
  • Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone (West Yellowstone, Mont.)
  • Honey Creek Resort (Honey Creek State Park, Iowa)
  • Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite (Fish Camp, Calif.)
  • The Westin Buffalo (Buffalo, N.Y.)
  • The Gideon Putnam (Saratoga Spa State Park, N.Y.)
  • Sea Crest Beach Hotel (Cape Cod, Mass.)
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:

  • Hilton
  • Waldorf Astoria
  • Conrad
  • Canopy by Hilton
  • Curio Collection by Hilton
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Tapestry Collection by Hilton
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton
  • LXR Hotels & Resorts
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hampton by Hilton
  • Tru by Hilton
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Signia Hilton
  • Motto by Hilton
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:

  • Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Holiday Inn Resort
  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations
  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
  • Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  • Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
  • Staybridge Suites
  • Candlewood Suites
  • Regent Hotels & Resorts
  • HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts
  • Voco
  • Hotel Indigo
  • EVEN Hotels
  • avid hotels
Joie de Vivre Hotels
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.

Properties include:

  • Hotel 50 Bowery (NYC)
  • Hotel Revival (Baltimore)
  • The Talbott Hotel (Chicago)
  • Waterfront Hotel (Oakland, Calif.)
  • Hotel Vitale (San Francisco)
  • Park South Hotel (NYC)
  • Hotel Kabuki (San Francisco)
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
  • Regis
  • JW Marriott
  • Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • The Luxury Collection
  • W Hotels
  • EDITION
  • Marriott
  • Sheraton
  • Marriott Vacation Club
  • Delta Hotels
  • Le MERIDIEN
  • Westin
  • Renaissance Hotels
  • Gaylord Hotels
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Four Points by Sheraton
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott
  • Protea Hotels
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • AC Hotels
  • Aloft
  • Moxy
  • Marriott Executive Apartments
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • TownPlace Suites by Marriott
  • element
  • Autograph Collection Hotels
  • Design Hotels
  • Tribute Portfolio
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.”

Properties  include:

  • Bellagio Las Vegas
  • ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas
  • Vdara Hotel & Spa at ARIA Las Vegas
  • MGM Grand Las Vegas
  • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas
  • Circus Circus Las Vegas
  • Excalibur Hotel Casino Las Vegas
  • Luxor Las Vegas
  • New York New York, Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  • Park MGM Las Vegas
  • The Park
  • MGM Grand Detroit
  • Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi
  • Gold Strick, an MGM Resort
  • MGM National Harbor
  • MGM Springfield
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.

Properties  include:

  • The Peninsula New York
  • The Peninsula Chicago
  • The Peninsula Beverly Hills
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.

Properties  include:

  • The Chesterfield Palm Beach
SIXTY Hotels
Policy:

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

Properties  include:

  • Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel (Miami Beach)
  • SIXTY LES (NYC)
  • 6 Columbus (NYC)
  • SIXTY Beverly Hills
  • SIXTY SoHo (NYC)
Thompson Hotels
Policy:

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

Properties  include:

  • Thompson Seattle
  • Thompson Nashville
  • Thompson Chicago
  • The Beekman
  • Thompson Toronto
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.

Properties  include:

  • Wynn Las Vegas & Encore
  • Encore Boston Harbor
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.

Properties  include:

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Lake Hotel, Yellowstone
  • Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone
  • The South Rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel, Grand Canyon South Rim
  • EL Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon National Park
  • The Grand Hotel, Grand Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Kingsmill Resort, Zion National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier National Park
  • Cedar Creek Lodge, Glacier National Park
  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Painted Desert Oasis, Petrified Forest National Park
  • Furnace Creek Resort, Death Valley National Park
  • The Broadmoor (Colorado)
  • Sea Island (Georgia)

 

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