Hard Rock International Announces Commitment to Help 'Save the Planet' by Eliminating Plastic Straws at Properties Worldwide

Durable, Earth-friendly straws will still be available upon request by end of year 2018

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Aug. 9, 2018 // PRNewswire // - Hard Rock International (HRI) announced today the goal to eliminate plastic straws at properties worldwide effective September 1, 2018, in addition to existing 'green' initiatives already in place at the Hard Rock Cafes/Hotels/Casinos globally.

Aside from the straw initiative, HRI will transition to paper only to-go bags by mid-August.

"One of Hard Rock's founding mottos is to 'Save the Planet', and this is only an extension of the commitment we made to do just that 47 years ago," said Senior Vice President of Purchasing at Hard Rock International, Tracy Bradford. "Our vendors and partners have been and will continue to be instrumental in activating this endeavor across the globe, and we are proud to help make a difference in conscientious sustainability practices as a business - it's the right thing to do."

As leaders in gaming and hospitality, the iconic Hard Rock brand will be announcing more save the planet initiatives in the next few months, including partnerships with key charity partners that share the values of the business to help protect the earth's natural resources and environment.

Hard Rock International

With venues in 74 countries, including 185 cafes, 25 hotels and 12 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company's two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Atlantic City, Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include, Maldives, Manila, Malaga, Georgetown, Fortaleza, Casablanca and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Berlin, Budapest, Desaru Coast, Dublin, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com

SOURCE Hard Rock International

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