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Calvin Harris & Hakkasan Vegas Say No To Plastic Straws

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Calvin Harris attends the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles on March 4, 2018.

McDonald's has eliminated plastic straws from it's business in Britain, California representatives have proposed a bill to fine businesses for using the one-use utensils, and Nightmares on Wax ordered that all venues booked for his 2018 tour go strawless, too.

Now, "One Kiss" producer Calvin Harris and his tour partners at Hakkasan in Las Vegas are taking up the environmental cause.

“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," Harris is quoted in Variety. "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.”

Hakkasan is the only venue Harris will play throughout 2018, effectively marking his 2018 year completely strawless.

“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,” Hakkasan Group CEO Nick McCabe continues. “We’re incredibly proud to partner with Calvin on this initiative to reduce our consumption of single use plastics.”


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