CALVIN HARRIS AND HAKKASAN PARTNER TO ELIMINATE PLASTIC STRAWS FROM VENUES

by James McClune

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Widely known DJ, producer and songwriter Calvin Harris announced on Saturday (June 16th) that he will be partnering with Hakkasan Group to phase out the use of plastic straws in their facilities. 

“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 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 shows that straws are a major source of pollution worldwide with 175 billion single-use straws finding their way into the environment over the past year. Calvin Harris isn't the only one acting on this news as many Fortune 500 companies are also joining the initiative to eliminate plastic straws. 

“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.”


Written by James McClune