Both Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa and Shangri-La al Husn Resort & Spa stopped making use of plastic straws and replaced them with a sustainable metallic choice earlier this summer time, becoming the very first hospitality brand in the sultanate to implement this initiative. The selection to finish use of plastic straws at Shangri-La in Muscat is component of a worldwide movement sweeping the hospitality business.
Executive assistant manager in charge of F&B at Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa and Shangri-La al Husn Resort & Spa, Marco Syrbe, stated, “We have all observed upsetting videos of the earth’s oceans polluted with plastic which not only harm the turtles that we right here at Shangri-La Muscat guarantee to shield, but also endanger marine life, birds, animals which ultimately impacts the meals chain and our personal wellness.
“At Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa, we are doing our part to make a change with a strict ban on the use of plastic straws at our resorts. By introducing metallic straws in our restaurants and bars, we have found an alternative to single-use plastic straws without compromising on the earth’s natural resources, while delivering the luxury experiences our guests deserve.” He added, “We are delighted to be part of a movement that aims to reduce quantities of plastic waste and thereby preserve the population of endangered sea turtles native to our beaches.”
As a single of only 5 turtle nesting web sites in all of Oman, the beaches of Shangri-La in Muscat welcome an typical of 100 turtle nests each and every year. As of July, the resorts’ beaches are residence to 90 nests with more than three,000 hatchlings anticipated to generate. Protecting the all-natural habits of these critically endangered sea creatures is a priority for the team at the resort.
The resorts’ Turtle Care Project aims to shield the endangered hawksbill and green turtle species native to the beaches of Oman. A committed turtle ranger team has been appointed to make sure the nests are sheltered from any threats and to raise awareness amongst guests and neighborhood communities on the plight of turtles by means of educational activities such as talks and viewings.
The Turtle Care project falls beneath Shangri-La’s corporate social duty programme Sanctuary. It focuses on Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project, advertising the conservation and restoration of biodiversity.
Information Source: Muscat Daily