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December 14, 2018

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Atlantis casino in Reno to stop offering plastic straws

The Atlantis casino-resort in Reno will stop asking customers if they'd like a plastic straw with their drink.

The resort announced last week that the move aims to help reduce consumption of plastic that ends up in the ocean or sitting in landfills.

Atlantis spokeswoman Tracie Barnthouse says the property isn't banning straws because some guests require or prefer them.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the company previously stopped automatically putting straws in drinks and instead asked customers if they'd like one.

Barnthouse says the company is also exploring eco-friendly replacement options such as paper straws or metal straws.