PRESS RELEASE: As part of broader plan to transition away from plastic and Styrofoam disposables and a commitment to sea turtle conservation, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa has launched the “Skip the Straw, Save a Turtle” initiative. The campaign forms part of an overall commitment to achieve total withdrawal of plastic straws property wide by 1st December, 2018. By that date plastic straws will be replaced by biodegradable paper straws. This undertaking was first introduced to the Paradise Beach Club in August of this year and subsequently expanded to the adult-only Harmony Pool and the Splash Swim-Up Pool Bar more recently.
“We are committed to safeguarding the sea turtles that call Anse de Sables home,” says General Manager Zachary Frangos. “With the continuing help of our Turtle Scouts and now the transition away from plastic straws, we look forward to making a more significant impact towards conservation of Sea Turtles”.
The move to eliminate use of plastic straws through the “Skip the Straw, Save a Turtle” initiative is part of an ongoing commitment to marine turtle conservation efforts by Coconut Bay over the past thirteen years in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries. This is also consistent with plans announced by the Government of St. Lucia to phase out the use of Styrofoam food service disposables and plastics beginning 1st December, 2018 through to 30th, November, 2019. Through its efforts the resort will continue to be a willing partner with the government and other stakeholders in the advancement of overall conservation efforts.