The policy will take effect in mid-2019. The plan will eliminate more than 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually.
Disney is the latest in a line of companies and cities that have banned plastic straws due to concerns about ocean pollution. A ban on plastic straws has already taken effect in Seattle and San Francisco plans to join the club July 1, 2019. Starbucks and Marriott have also announced plastic straws and stirrers would be removed from their businesses.