Nita Lake Lodge’s Dining Venues Become Whistler’s First to Offer Rice Straws

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Whistler, BC | Nita Lake Lodge is proud to announce a partnership with Vancouver-based Rice Straw Technologies, becoming Whistler’s first business to offer the biodegradable alternative at Aura Restaurant, Cure Lounge & Patio and Fix Café as part of the hotel team’s continued efforts to introduce sustainable, eco-friendly initiatives throughout the property.

“We are delighted to welcome a sustainable alternative for guests enjoying cocktails, smoothies or soft drinks in our dining establishments,” says Theresa Ginter, General Manager at Nita Lake Lodge. “As we are surrounded by such an abundance of natural beauty, we are inspired to help do our part in keeping our mountains, lakes and forests in pristine condition.”

Founded in South Korea earlier this year in an effort to reduce plastic pollution, Rice Straw Technologies manufactures straws consisting of 50% rice and 50% tapioca, providing an eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic straws. Made of natural, biodegradable, compostable, edible and cost-effective materials, rice straws will help to eliminate an approximate 57 million plastic straws used in Canada each day as well as the 49.7 million tonnes of rice that is wasted per year, emitting harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

The decision to add this leading advancement in sustainable technology to Nita Lake Lodge’s dining venues continues to build upon the hotel’s program of environmentally responsible initiatives, with hopes to encourage other businesses in Whistler to follow suit. Nestled along the shores of the beautiful glacier-fed Nita Lake, the hotel’s many green practices help protect the environment by encouraging sustainability in a variety of ways, including: full recycling and composting programs; sourcing sustainable foods; use of chemical-free cleaning supplies; Tesla charging stations for complimentary guest use; and geothermal heating and cooling throughout the property.

To learn more about Nita Lake Lodge’s sustainable approach, visit https://www.nitalakelodge.com/green-initiatives-en.html or call 1-888-755-6482.

About Nita Lake Lodge | Nestled on the shores of a glacier-fed lake in Whistler BC, Nita Lake Lodge offers genuine service with a personal touch. Oversized suites, a full-service spa, and innovative local cuisine are just the beginning; Discover why Nita Lake Lodge is impossible to imitate. A 5-minute shuttle ride from the heart of Whistler, Nita Lake lodge is located 500 meters from the base of Whistler Mountain and the Creekside gondola. Named #5 Top Resort in Canada in the Conde? Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, #2 in Conde? Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards, #5 resort in Canada by Travel + Leisure in the 2017 World’s Best readers’ survey, and in the Top 25 Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor, Nita Lake Lodge proudly redefines upscale mountain comfort all year long. For reservations or more information about Nita Lake Lodge, visit www.nitalakelodge.com or call 1-888-755-6482.

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