Glass bottles, paper straws check in as Hotel chains go plastic-free

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The drive against plastic is gaining momentum with leading hotel chains adopting a slew of measures — from opting for paper straws and glass bottles to restricting food takeaway packaging to cardboard — to eliminate its use even as more states consider plastic ban.

Most restaurant chains and associations, however, sought more clarity from the government on appropriate substitutes, and said eliminating plastic completely would take time due to lack of commercially viable alternatives.

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