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We’re breaking up with plastic!

A landmark decision by the Government of Belize to ban the use, importation and sale of single-use plastics came in effect on Monday April 22nd coinciding with the world’s largest environmental movement, Earth Day. Belize now joins over thirty Caribbean countries in the region to discontinue the use of plastic cups, cutlery, stirrers, straws; plates, egg trays, and Styrofoam containers used in the culinary retail industry. Like many of these nations, Belize is a highly popular tourist destination, attracting over 1M visitors per year, meaning conservation is a priority both economically and environmentally. In this light, our family of resorts comprising of Banyan Bay Suites, Grand Colony Island Villas, and Alaia Belize have vowed to phase out single-use plastics by exercising the greener approach. Managing Director at Alaia Belize, Andrew Ashcroft commented, “We are thrilled to be a part of this crusade and have transitioned from using plastics to paper based products. Continuing to attract guests is our priority as we seek to enhance our sustainable credentials and continue to be an environmentally friendly vacation destination.” Leading by example and joining in with the local agencies and government is Pier 366 Seafood House, the signature restaurant of Banyan Bay Suites […]

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