Resort joins ‘No Straw November’ effort
The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa will no longer use plastic straws at its ocean bar as part of a new campaign to keep them from being left on the beach or dropped in the water.
General Manager Roger Amidon said the resort has joined the “No Straw November” movement, eliminating the use of plastic straws on its beach and at its reef bar. The resort is in the process of switching to paper straws in its other bars and restaurants, Amidon said.
The changes are expected to be permanent.
Amidon said he decided to make the switch after a recent trip to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, where he met Shelby O’Neil, founder of Jr Ocean Guardians and the No Straw November movement.
According to O’Neil’s group, 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded every day in the United States. Those straws can make their way into local waterways, harming marine life who mistake them as food.
The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa has stopped using plastic straws at its ocean bar and will switch to paper straws in its other bars and restaurants.