Ziploc plastic bag distribution to begin soon at Splash Mountain

Sep 15, 2018 in "Splash Mountain"

Posted: Saturday September 15, 2018 8:13am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Ziploc plastic bag distribution will soon begin at Splash Mountain as part of the new sponsorship deal with S.C. Johnson & Son.

As part of the long-term sponsorship deal, guests will have access to Ziploc bags at Splash Mountain, which are already widely used by guests to keep possessions protected on water rides.

Recycling options will be available at the ride's exit for those guests who do not wish to use the Ziploc bag.

The bags were expected to begin distribution back in August, but the timing clashed with Disney's announcement of its plans to reduce plastic consumption. That effort has led to the withdrawal of plastic straws and hotel in-room plastics.

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gljvdSep 23, 2018

What do you think happens to items in landfills ?

Jambo JoeSep 22, 2018

Upsetting? That seems a little dramatic. I certainly think it’s hysterical that the straw/lid/bag initiative was timed for release at the same time as the ziploc announcement. Poor coordination of messaging.

SquishySep 20, 2018

Most likely you will start seeing them end up in the splash mountain water floating around.

gljvdSep 20, 2018

They may be in a landfill today and away from the ocean but that may not be true tomorrow. Also a lot of florida sits under the water table so any seepage will make its way into lakes and the ocean

LensmanSep 20, 2018

None sold yet! LOL

GoofyernmostSep 20, 2018

Well, there is no accounting for the brain dead.

NateD1226Sep 19, 2018

One is already going for 20 bucks!

monothingieSep 19, 2018

It's coming folks, don't doubt me. There are many many many stupid people on this planet.

gljvdSep 19, 2018

Most likely because straws and lids are thrown into the regular trash and are thus sent to a landfill where they will sit for decades if not centuries. Right now there is nothing that eats plastic and so only the sun breaks plastic down and that can take a very long time , if its buried in a landfill it may never actually break down. With current landfills they use liners around the pits to stop stuff from entering the ground water. However because of this they are making coffins of crap where even things that take days or weeks to break down like bananas or apples wont actually break down and become mummified. For Disney just removing plastic lids and straws means they don't need to pay for sorting garbage and they can hopefully focus on sending compost to special dumps that handle it and send the already sorted (by guests) plastics to a recycle center and the rest to a traditional dump. LIke i said , e waste is just send to another country and stripped of its precious metals and just sits there either to be burned off or rot near rivers and over vast amounts of land. So if they can save phones in echange for plastic bags there shouldn't be an issue. If they have a bag recycle point after the line where you can return the bags so they can be recycled that would be even better

PiebaldSep 18, 2018

How long before those stupid bags get sold on EBay and sell out and become a collectible item?

TeriofTerrorSep 18, 2018

Surefire way they don't end up polluting the environment. Now they're souvenirs! 😂

LensmanSep 18, 2018

@Magic Feather posted it as a pet theory a few days ago. Seems like forever, right? That's the only reference to Kali I found in this thread, though there have been some earlier suggestions regarding Kali.

HauntedPirateSep 18, 2018

I think someone here said Kali was the original target for Ziploc, but it (handing out plastic bags) clashed with the conservation theme of AK.

Clopin TrouillefouSep 18, 2018