Jackson Browne, Steve Van Zandt and the Plastic Pollution Coalition are calling for a boycott of all Marriott International-owned hotels in response to its use of plastic containers for room service.
Jackson says, "We each have it in our power to support businesses that take care not to further degrade our environment, and to bring that considerable consumer power to bear in the fight for a sustainable future... I spend much of my year in hotel rooms, and it is absolutely my choice not to stay where they serve food in plastic."
Van Zandt adds, "The last thing we need right now is more plastic waste. There is no longer any excuse -- if there ever was -- for businesses to sacrifice environmental responsibility for profit. The two are no longer mutually exclusive -- if they ever were -- and any attempt to present the false choice of one over the other is a lie."
Browne and Van Zandt are both members of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its impacts. More than 8 million tons of plastic pollution enter the world's oceans each year, harming animals and ecosystems. Chemicals in plastic can leach from food containers and could be linked to human health problems such as cancer, infertility and obesity.