Straw Free Sedona One Year Anniversary

In August 2018, The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau joined forces with the City of Sedona, Sedona Compost, Keep Sedona Beautiful and the Sustainability Alliance to launch Straw Free Sedona, a campaign that encourages local businesses and their patrons to cease use of plastic straws.

One year after the launch, 52 businesses have pledged to stop using one-time use plastic straws; a small step towards a more sustainable Sedona. Reports have shown that in one year, more than 1-million one-time use plastic straws have been eliminated in Sedona! Thanks to the following participants:

  1. 89Agave
  2. Agave Highlands Golf Course
  3. Alma de Sedona Inn
  4. Amara Resort & Spa
  5. Black Cow Café
  6. Briar Patch Inn on Oak Creek
  7. Cake Couture Coffee & Dessert
  8. ChocolaTree Organic Oasis
  9. Cream & Cake Couture
  10. Cress on Oak Creek
  11. Cucina Rustica
  12. Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano
  13. El Portal Sedona Hotel
  14. Etch Kitchen & Bar
  15. Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen
  16. Golden Goose American Grill
  17. Hideaway House
  18. Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
  19. Holiday Inn Express Sedona – Oak Creek
  20. The Hudson
  21. Indian Gardens Cafe & Market
  22. L’Auberge de Sedona
  23. Local Juicery
  24. Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill
  25. The Melting Point
  26. Oaxaca Restaurant & Rooftop Cantina
  27. Orchards Inn
  28. Oregano’s Pizza Bistro
  29. Pisa Lisa
  30. PJ’s Village Pub
  31. Plant 2 Platter
  32. Poco Diablo Resort & Spa
  33. Ramsey’s Rocks and Minerals
  34. Reds
  35. Red Rock Gelato
  36. Rene at Tlaquepaque
  37. SaltRock Southwest Kitchen
  38. Secret Garden Café at Tlaquepaque
  39. Sedona Beer Company
  40. Sedona Golf Resort
  41. Sedona Pizza Company
  42. Sedona Poké Company
  43. Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa
  44. Sedona VegFest
  45. Sedonuts
  46. ShadowRock Tap + Table
  47. A Spa for You Sedona Day Spa
  48. A Sunset Chateau
  49. TC’s Bar and Grill
  50. Thai Palace Uptown
  51. Village Lodge
  52. Whole Foods Market


Thank you to the following businesses who have eagerly jumped on this Sustainable Tourism Plan tactic. This is just the beginning! By August 2020, we hope to have 75 businesses cut single-use plastic straws from their inventory. If requested by a customer, businesses are offering straws made from paper, bamboo, avocado pits, or selling $.80 stainless steel straws. There are many affordable alternatives.

Although the elimination of plastic straws is a small step towards less waste on land and in the water, there are many more initiatives that can be put into action; such as decreasing the use of plastic bags and Styrofoam containers. Perhaps your home or business can work towards zero-waste or use your food waste to compost a new vegetable garden. What initiative will you lead for a brighter future??

Learn more about joining the #StrawFreeSedona movement at