The move comes on the heels of many businesses and groups across the country eliminating plastic, especially single-use straws, in an effort to be more environmentally friendly.
Assiniboine Park will put their changes in effect on July 1.
“This is an amazing commitment and a fantastic opportunity to initiate cultural change within our organization and actively demonstrate how small efforts can have big impacts when we work together,” said Dustin Karsin, who is with the Conservancy’s environment and sustainability branch.
“Using reusable shopping bags or bins and refusing single-use plastic straws is a great place to start.”
The straws and bags will no longer be available at any venue in the park, including Park Café, the Tundra Grill and seasonal concessions at the Zoo.
They will also be unavailable at catered events hosted in the park’s event venues.
Biodegradable paper straws will be provided if required or requested and reusable bags will be available for purchase.