On August 15th, Viva Wyndham Resorts announced that as of September 1st of the current year, it will eliminate all plastic straws in its hotels in the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and Mexico.
This measure is taken while the chain concentrates part of its efforts on finding a biodegradable alternative.
Because Viva Wyndham Resorts has a commitment to sustainable development, it is natural that they support the fight against the elimination of plastic straws. Just reading part of what the New York Times reports on the subject is enough to understand that this is not a fight that we can take lightly:
“Around the world, people have wrestled with the environmental effect of plastics, which do not naturally degrade and are frequently used once before settling in landfills, clogging storm drains or collecting in the ocean, often for long periods of time”.
-New York Times
As part of the announcement of this measure, Viva Wyndham Resorts gave the following statement to the press: “The Viva Wyndham Resorts group is committed to sustainable tourism, its practices include reducing the consumption of energy and single-use plastic materials, as well as water conservation”.
The reduction of the consumption of plastic materials goes hand in hand with the environmental program of the chain, Viva Life, a program that promotes sustainable practices for the conservation of natural resources in the surroundings of its hotels.
The Viva Wyndham group is a pioneer in initiatives that prioritize the protection of the environment, as proof of this, two of its hotels in the Dominican Republic, the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach and the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace, were the first in the Americas to obtain the environmental award known as the Blue flag.