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Caribbean resorts to ban plastic


All 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven Caribbean islands will eliminate all single-use plastic straws, Travel Weekly says.

The resorts - across Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Barbados and Turks & Caicos - had used around 21,490,800 straws and stirrers each year.

Sandals Resorts International aims to have stopped offering the plastic straws by November 1. Eco-friendly paper straws will be available upon request.

Following the elimination of single-use plastic straws and stirrers, Sandals will “explore opportunities” to eliminate other plastic across its resorts by September 2019. The use of plastic laundry bags and plastic bags in gift shops have already been eliminated.
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