SAN DIEGO, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Event Network, LLC, the leading cultural attraction retailer in North America, announced that it has joined with Sand Straw to supply reusable eco-friendly drinking straws to Event Network's retail shops throughout the United States.
Event Network is currently including Sand Straw in over 60 of their stores throughout the country. The beverage straws were initially introduced to a few stores and quickly sold out, so Event Network rapidly expanded distribution to meet demand.
Both Event Network and Sand Straw are headquartered in the San Diego area and are committed to sustainability and protecting the environment. "We are very excited to join with Event Network to expand our mission," said John Weil, founder of Sand Straw. "We were drawn to them as a company because of our shared goal of reducing our global footprints. We are looking forward to working with them, to reduce the use of plastic straws and ocean pollution."
The story of Sand Straw started one day with a trip to the beach. The company's founders, John Weil and Brian Ruthenberg, saw trash and plastic straws on the beach that they knew would end up polluting the ocean. They decided to come up with a solution. The result became eco-friendly straws that are made from a lightweight stainless steel that are machine washable and recyclable. Each straw represents a different animal that is affected by ocean pollution. With each purchase, Sand Straw donates 10% of their net profits to an organization that supports that animal. Their core philosophy is "Every straw makes a difference."
Event Network has spent many years committed to sustainability and protecting the environment. One way they have done this by investing in products and partners, like Sand Straw, that will travel lockstep with the company to "help leave the planet in better condition than we found it."
With the popularity of the reusable straws, Event Network plans on expanding the distribution of the Sand Straw to 100 of their cultural attraction retail outlets by the middle of 2019.
About Event Network: Event Network is the leading operator of gift shops for aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, museums, and other highly regarded cultural attractions in North America. Our staff is dedicated to supporting our partners' missions and enhancing their brands by delivering a world-class retail experience. Event Network is based in San Diego, California. https://www.eventnetwork.com/
SOURCE Event Network, LLC