SAMUI, THAILAND (24 August 2018) – Silavadee Pool Spa Resort today announced the plan to remove single-use plastic straws. After September 1, 2018, plastic straws will be banned from all outlets. Straws will be available on request only, and eco-friendly alternatives will be provided where available.
Khun Chonlada Soonthonvasu, Managing Director of Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, said,
“Removing plastic straws is one of the simplest ways our guests can contribute to plastic reduction when staying in Silavadee Pool Spa Resort. We’re cognizant of our impact on the environment and we remain committed to doing our part to sustain the planet for future generations of travelers. We have held the sustainable policies in internal practices and supported local communities since the resort opened in 2008.
We are excited to do our part by skipping the straw and helping reduce the number of plastic straws in the ecosystem. Straws are just one component of the work we’re undertaking to eliminate single-use plastics from our supply chain and shift to recyclable or compostable materials wherever possible.
This year, we are taking that to the next level. We encourage our guests to make changes together with us, we’re very excited and proud to share this initiative with our team members and customers. We believe businesses have a responsibility to take action and as an industry leader, we are pleased to play our part in driving this change.”
Silavadee Pool Spa Resort has been practicing environmental friendly initiatives, for example, waste management, sells any waste paper and reduce electricity consumption. A phenomenon of the endangered Green Sea Turtle and Hawksbill Turtle to lay their eggs at the beach near Silavadee Pool Spa Beach Resort every two years is perhaps the greatest testament to the work and philosophy of this luxury resort with their “back to nature” concept and practices. Due to diligent work by the resort to preserve and blend in with surrounding nature, these rare Sea Turtles have given their stamp of approval and deemed the Laem Nan resort on Koh Samui a suitable nesting location.
This skipping a single-use plastic straw is one of the efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, increase CSR activities and review its sustainable purchasing options. In the future, we plan to eliminate the use of plastic by replacing with eco-friendly alternative containers.
Silavadee Pool Spa Resort is an exclusive luxury hideaway resort on the island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. Nestled in the seduced hill called, “Laem Nan” between Chaweng and Lamai beach, the tranquility gives guests the chance to pamper their holidays with memorable experience in a uniquely charming Thai way. For more information, please visit our website at www.silavadeeresort.com and connect with us on facebook.com/silavadee and @silavadeeresort on Instagram and @silavadeesamui on Twitter.