As of this coming November 1st the Gun Lake Casino will be free of plastic straws. The casino said they plan to replace the straws with a certified compostable straw, which will join several other organizations in the effort to limit plastic waste. With an output of over 3 million straws per year through the casino's three bars, two restaurants and other beverage services, the company said they also plan to work on replacing other disposable items with compostable products in the near future.. While these straws are biodegradable, they will still look and perform similar to other straws.
The Gun Lake casino will be the first tribal casino in the state to announce the removal of plastic straws.