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AMResorts ups their eco-friendly efforts by banning plastic straws

In an effort to move with the eco-conscious times, AMResorts has recently vowed to eliminate all plastic straws from its properties. As a result, they will be removed across all six AMResorts luxury resort brands (Secrets, Dreams, Breathless, Now, Zoetry and Sunscape). The news is effective from the time of the announcement, meaning that as of now none of its resorts serves drinks with straws any longer and offers a biodegradable option instead (for those who request it).

AMResorts ups their eco-friendly efforts by banning plastic straws

Taking action amid the growing global concern of rising sea pollution levels and the danger that discarded plastics pose to marine life, AMResorts has made an important decision in terms of upping its green credentials.

The company has just announced it will be completely eliminating the use of plastic straws across all of its luxury beach resorts in the Mexican Caribbean and Central America. And it didn't just vow to do so, it started doing so with the new rule in place from the moment the announcement was made.

Effective immediately, AMResorts Collection of 55 resorts will stop providing plastic straws or serving them with drinks and will instead offer alternative biodegradable options for guests that request it. Reducing its large carbon footprint in popular beach destinations is one of AMResorts' main environmental-friendly goals given its strong presence in Cancun, the Riviera Maya and Cozumel, also having expanded beyond the Mexican Caribbean in recent years with the addition of hotel resorts in Costa Rica and Panama.

The official statement from AMResorts regarding the removal of plastic straws across the board read:

"AMResorts welcomes thousands of guests every year and knows the power a seemingly simple act can have on protecting the oceans and beaches our resorts and local wildlife call home. Our priority is to provide guests with an unmatched resort experience while maintaining eco-friendly practices in the process."

Sustainable travel is one of AMResorts' main objectives since its foundation in 2001. Integrating sustainable practices in their standard operating procedures and programmes has been a key part of their development and ambitious expansion plan and as such their environmental-friendly actions are wide-ranging and go from developing initiatives to help local communities to actively supporting wildlife conservation programmes.

AMResorts' ongoing green efforts also include having the majority of their properties certified by the Rainforest Alliance and implementing sustainable measures to be part of Amigos de Sian Ka'an, an organisation looking after the conservation and sustainability of local communities in the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve throughout all of Quintana Roo, the Mexican state that's home to popular tourism enclaves like Cancun and the Riviera Maya, where AMResorts has a total of 21 all-inclusive beach resorts.

AMResorts is a hotel group with an umbrella of exclusive resort brands, all of which are beach-facing and provide an all-inclusive experience with superior service, facilities and inclusions. Their signature concepts Unlimited-Luxury®, Unlimited-Fun®, Endless Privileges® and Defined Delights® comprise a host of unique benefits and extras for discerning travellers wanting to get more out of the traditional all-inclusive-style holiday. From the family-friendly Sunscape, Now and Dreams brands, to the adults-only Secrets and Breathless brands and the wellness-focused Zoetry brand. AMResorts' varied collection of luxury beach resorts offers something for everyone in every price range.

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