Hakkasan Group And Calvin Harris Partner To Eliminate Plastic Straws From Hakkasan Venues
Hakkasan Group and its resident DJ Calvin Harris are partnering in an initiative to eliminate all single-use plastic straws from its nightclubs and restaurants.
The hospitality company will begin phasing out plastic straws immediately.
"My friend and tour photographer Conor McDonnell has been working closely with the World Wildlife Fund and has been sharing his first-hand experience of the damage plastic waste is doing to the environment," said Calvin Harris. "We want to reduce the impact of harmful plastics, so we decided to take action. I am grateful to Hakkasan Group for supporting us and helping us make a difference. I hope other venues in the city and around the world will do the same."
Research indicates that 500 million straws are used and discarded every day in the United States alone. Throughout the year, 175 billion single-use plastic straws find their way into the environment, filling up landfills and littering waterways and oceans.
Many Fortune 500 companies are also joining the initiative to eliminate plastic straws.
While single-use plastic straws constitute just a small percentage of the plastic that ends up in the world's waterways, small actions can make a big difference.
"In the fast-paced environment in which we operate, it's easy to lose sight of wider social issues on which we have an impact," said Hakkasan Group CEO Nick McCabe. "We're incredibly proud to partner with Calvin on this initiative to reduce our consumption of single-use plastics."
ABOUT HAKKASAN GROUP Hakkasan Group is a worldwide hospitality company with establishments across North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa. Its namesake is taken from its Michelin star restaurant that set the high-level standard for the group's collection of diverse brands. Its 'brand first' philosophy builds restaurant, nightlife, daylife and soon-to-open hotels, resorts and residences into world-class hospitality brands, all with a focus on service, design, innovation and experience. Its restaurant portfolio includes Hakkasan, with 11 locations worldwide, Ling Ling, Yauatcha, Sake no Hana, Herringbone and Searsucker. Under the nightlife/daylife umbrella of brands are Hakkasan Nightclub, Wet Republic, OMNIA and JEWEL Nightclub.
ABOUT CALVIN HARRIS Scottish producer, DJ and song-writer Calvin Harris stands as the figurehead for modern dance music, having broken world records and dominated global music charts with his hits. As one of the most successful artists of all time, Calvin Harris has collaborated with global stars including Rihanna, Florence and The Machine, Gwen Stefani, Ellie Goulding, HAIM and Big Sean. His current single, One Kiss, with Dua Lipa is out now.
June 19, 2018 9:15pm by Pressparty