• Seminole casinos getting rid of plastic straws

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    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - The Seminole Tribe of Florida plans to eliminate plastic straws at its six casinos in the state.

    Seminole Gaming announced in a news release this week that its casinos, which include Hard Rock locations in Tampa and Hollywood, would shift to earth-friendly drinking straws by next month. They're also switching to paper carryout bags.

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    Tracy Bradford, who's in charge of purchasing for the company, says Seminole Gaming restaurants already use reusable, recyclable or eco-friendly to-go containers.

    Tourist destinations like Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens recently have made similar pledges to get rid of plastic straws.

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