Biodegradable Straws Replace Plastic Straws in Lexis Signature Hotels and Resorts


Published August 29, 2019

A heart-breaking video showing a plastic straw being forcefully removed from a sea turtle’s bleeding nose was the last straw that launched a series of anti-straw movements all across the globe. Single-use, non-recyclable plastic straws play a major part in polluting our land and waterways, while endangering our land and ocean creatures. 
To play our part in reducing ecological footprints and providing more sustainable alternatives to save our turtles and seas, Lexis Hotel Group has taken the drastic measure of renouncing plastic straws from Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson and Lexis Suites Penang and has moved to biodegradable straws as the first step towards completely eradicating harmful plastic use and pollution.
In place of non-biodegradable plastic straws, guests who visit these two properties will be provided with 100% biodegradable and compostable polylactic acid (PLA) straws made from corn starch and oil. These biodegradable straws look and feel the same as plastic, and hold up just as well. The key difference is that instead of taking up to 200 years to decompose, a biodegradable straw can decompose in as fast as 2 to 3 months.