Sandals To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic From Resorts
Sandals Resorts International has
announced that all 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven Caribbean
islands – including Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Barbados
and Turks & Caicos – will eliminate the 21,490,800 single-use plastic
straws and stirrers used across the resorts each year by 1NOV. Eco-friendly
paper straws will be available upon request.
is at the crux of all Sandals Resorts, and this love extends to the oceans and
communities around them,” said Adam Stewart, deputy chairman of Sandals Resorts
International. “We care deeply about our commitment to preserving both marine
wildlife and human health within the many beautiful islands we’re connected to.
Eliminating single-use plastic straws and stirrers is only the beginning of our
journey toward helping create a plastic-free sea in the region we call home.”
This initiative is part of a larger
effort to reduce plastic waste in the Caribbean region. The Sandals Foundation has
intensified efforts to reduce plastic pollution in the Caribbean and educate
communities on the dangers it poses to the environment, health and tourism. The
Sandals Foundation’s recent initiatives include distributing reusable water
bottles in schools across the Caribbean to reduce the use of disposable bottles
among school children, delivering reusable tote bags to supermarkets across the
region, and instituting a Solid Waste Reduction Project in Jamaica’s South
Coast to clean up the communities and educate residents on how to properly
manage their waste.
pollution is one of the leading environmental issues in the Caribbean. Sandals
and Beaches Resorts are rooted in oceanfront communities, and we are committed
to protecting our marine wildlife, developing effective conservation practices,
and teaching the next generation the importance of caring for their
communities,” said Heidi Clarke, executive director of the Sandals Foundation.