Anantara and AVANI stop using plastic straws

Martha Elwell By Martha Elwell
08 January 2018 | Updated 08 January 2018

Thailand: Anantara and AVANI Hotels & Resorts have announced they will no longer provide plastic drinking straws

Anantara and AVANI Hotels & Resorts have announced that they will no longer provide plastic drinking straws.

It is the first major hotel brand to announce a companywide decision to eradicate plastic straws at every property across the Asia region. It also plans to extend the move to properties in Australasia, Europe and the Middle East by the end of the year.

Anantara and AVANI will use bamboo straws as a hygienic and reusable alternative to plastic. Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is working with a local artist, Khamchan Yano, who was shown by the village elders a fast growing wild bamboo, indigenous to the hotel's surroundings. In Sri Lanka, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle has added a plot of bamboo to its existing Organic Garden which is tended by local villagers.

Guests to Anantara and AVANI destinations are increasingly eco conscious, making the change a natural transition for the company. It is a major step forward in achieving wider sustainability goals and contributes to protecting the natural habitats of many endangered species. 

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