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Marriott International joins list of companies eliminating plastic straws

Tonya Garcia

Marriott International Inc. (mar) said Wednesday that it will remove plastic straws and stirrers at more than 6,500 properties around the world. The hotel chain joins a list of companies that includes Hyatt Hotels Corp. (h) Starbucks Corp. (sbux) and McDonald's Corp. (mcd) that have also unveiled plans to eliminate plastic straws. Marriott says the move would end the use of one billion plastic straws and a quarter billion plastic stirrers each year.