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San Francisco Bans Straws, Cocktail Swords. Tiki Swizzle sticks included?
King Bushwich the 33rd
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2018-07-26 1:13 pm   Permalink

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to ban not only plastic straws, but also plastic splash sticks, toothpicks, and cocktail sticks, which would have to include those little swords and umbrellas. Tiki Swizzle sticks also?

Reason: San Francisco Bans Straws, Cocktail Swords



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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2018-07-26 2:47 pm   Permalink

Can't help but wonder if this is an opportunity for tiki artisans to step forward with hand-made organic replacements. The garnish has been an important element of tiki cocktails. I expect to see some very creative solutions in the direction that a number of Hukilau bartenders have taken in past years -- half-size bamboo skewers with wooden beads and other cool stuff attached.

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2018-07-26 6:09 pm   Permalink

I guess that would include ice cubes with lights in them like they have a Trader Sam's at the Disneyland Hotel. (which is in Anaheim so it's safe from the ban for a little while)




 
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Loki-Tiki
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From: Like...The Valley
Posted: 2018-07-27 5:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-07-26 18:09, King Bushwich the 33rd wrote:
I guess that would include ice cubes with lights in them like they have a Trader Sam's at the Disneyland Hotel. (which is in Anaheim so it's safe from the ban for a little while)


Then again, not so much:

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/07/disney-expands-environmental-commitment-by-reducing-plastic-waste/

Today, we’re sharing another important step in our journey of environmental stewardship. By mid-2019, The Walt Disney Company will eliminate single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at all owned and operated locations across the globe, amounting to a reduction of more than 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually.

“Eliminating plastic straws and other plastic items are meaningful steps in our long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products. “These new global efforts help reduce our environmental footprint, and advance our long-term sustainability goals.”


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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2018-07-28 2:02 pm   Permalink

We try and make an island beach atmosphere by putting plastic trinkets in our drinks in our tiki bars and real island beaches like this one in the Dominican Republic are overrun by plastic debris. So trying to control plastic waste might be a good idea and use alternative material for our tiki drinkis



 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2018-07-28 2:12 pm   Permalink

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On 2018-07-28 14:02, King Bushwich the 33rd wrote:
We try and make an island beach atmosphere by putting plastic trinkets in our drinks in our tiki bars and real island beaches like this one in the Dominican Republic are overrun by plastic debris. So trying to control plastic waste might be a good idea and use alternative material for our tiki drinkis





Not disagreeing with you but I don't see many straws in that mess I suspect the LED ice cubes are re-used and would not be included.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2018-07-28 9:15 pm   Permalink

Funny thing is right after a storm, hurricane ect... they truck in tons and tons of water in plastic bottles.

Most of the beaches here have a hotel or really high dollar house on them so that kind of mess gets picked up every day.
At times two or even three times a day.


 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2018-07-31 07:43 am   Permalink

It won't bother me one bit if Disney phases out the glowing ice cubes they offer but don't tell you cost $5 a piece. Nice little surprise on the bill there.

At home, I'm still working through the remainder of our plastic straws (I live on the prairies, so it's not as direct an issue), but I already use bamboo picks and paper umbrellas, so yay. A little environmental consciousness never hurt anybody.


 
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TheBoozehounder
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Posted: 28 days ago; 5:18 pm   Permalink

Can there be a loophole by saying that the swizzle sticks are reusable? Wash, rinse, repeat... like all glassware.

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: Yesterday; 12:51 am   Permalink

Statewide law


Gov. Brown signs California law limiting plastic straws in restaurants




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