News: Skabenga & The Oyster Box say 'NO' to straws

News: Skabenga & The Oyster Box say 'NO' to straws

One thing we love at Hotels With Cats is businesses that care for the environment AND animals! We're on a plastic free mission here in our Australian Pawquarters so we wanted to share this fabulous new initiative from Skabenga and The Oyster Box !

The Oyster Box embraces buckets of rubbish and says ‘NO’ to straws

 “Through our ‘Last Straw’ campaign, we’ve done away with plastic drinking straws on the property,” explains General Manager, Wayne Coetzer.  “As we are perched here on the edge of the magnificent Indian Ocean and as a single straw takes 200 years to break down, it was paramount that we join the ‘no to straws’ movement in order to play our part.”

While plastic straws have been banned, the hotel will provide biodegradable paper straws if requested from guests.

In addition, for every bucket of rubbish collected from the beach by hotel residents, the hotel is offering a free cocktail or milkshake as a reward for their efforts. The buckets are supplied by the hotel and once returned to the reception are redeemed for a drink voucher. What a simple and effective idea! 

Coetzer says, “The very success of tourism has the potential to undermine its long-term viability. The hospitality industry has a responsibility towards the magnificent places in which it operates to embrace the idea that together with travellers, we can create a reality where the environment is in perfect harmony with travel dreams.”

You can read more about Skabenga and The Oyster Box here. 

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