AMResorts Bites Down on Plastic Straws

Straws collected on 1 mile of beach in Puerto Rico
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Updated: Sep 13th, 2018

Biting Down on Sucking It Up – Effective Immediately.

In a Nutshell:  No More, Nada, Not, Diddly Squat – AMResorts is eliminating the use of plastic straws, across all of their brands (Zoetry, Secrets, Dreams, Breathless, Sunscape, Now & Reflect), currently 55 properties.

Effective immediately, drinks will not be served with straws, but, upon request,  biodegradable options are available.

“AMResorts welcomes thousands of guests annually and knows the power a seemingly simple act can have on protecting the oceans and beaches our resorts call home,” said Colette Baruth, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales & Distribution for AMResorts. “Our priority is to provide guests with an unmatched resort experience while maintaining eco-friendly practices in the process.”

Since 2001 AMResorts’ has integrated ‘responsible travel’ as part of its standard operating procedures and resort programs.  And, banishing plastic straws will surely make for cleaner waves as part of their practice to maintain eco-friendly destinations.  The company has stakes throughout Mexico, Jamaica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Panama.

The majority of AMResorts properties are Rainforest Alliance Certified™, and several are part of Amigos de Sian Ka’an, a leading NGO in Mexico dedicated to environmental conservation and sustainable development.

AMResorts

The Resort Chain offers a collection of luxury resort destinations, each with its own unique personality.

Brands include:  Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts (boutique), Secrets Resorts & Spas (adult only), Breathless Resorts & Spas (high energy), Dreams Resorts & Spas (family friendly), Now Resorts & Spas (vibrant), Reflect Resorts & Spas (spirited), Sunscape Resorts & Spas (fun filled).

And, each of the resorts feature sun- soaked beaches, elegant accommodations, a world-class spa, gourmet dining, unlimited premium drinks, and many other pampering amenities along with their solid commitment to sustainability.

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About Stevie McQueene 9 Articles
Now that her kids are grown, Stevie McQueene is enjoying her second life as an writer who is willing to go anywhere for a good story, but prefers that "anywhere" be an all-inclusive resort and the "good story" to be one about spas. Or food. Or wine. Or some combination of those three. When not doing 'research' from a beach chair, Stevie can usually be found satisfying her daily salt intake requirements in the ocean waves, or a bottomless margarita.

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