I’m sure you have heard the news that Charleston has banned plastic bags, straws and foam containers, joining the 10 other coastal communities that have already enacted similar bans over the past three years. Wild Dunes Resort is excited to have joined the plastic-free movement this year, becoming 100% plastic strawless in August and reducing a total of 15,000 plastic straws resort-wide for the year. In addition to installing signage and reinforcing talking points with staff members to educate guests, the resort ordered Aardvark straws in a variety of sizes to accommodate the various types of beverages served on property at the resort’s seven restaurants. Guests at Coastal Provisions restaurant can also purchase stainless steel straws to use and take home.
Wild Dunes Resort looks ahead to 2019 with the goal to assess alternatives to plastic cutlery and to-go containers.
The resort’s straw-free initiative is in line with its other eco-friendly offerings including its current partnership with the SC Aquarium. In addition to hosting Beach Sweeps on the Isle of Palms, the resort’s new S.C. Aquarium Family Sea Turtle package donates a portion of proceeds to the Aquarium’s new Sea Turtle Care Center.
For more information on Wild Dunes Resort, please visit www.wilddunes.com.