This month in Indonesia a dead sperm whale washed ashore with close to 6kg (13 lbs) of plastic waste in its stomach – which included 115 drinking cups. Each year up to 13 million tonnes of plastic leaks into our oceans, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.

When it comes to plastics, many have reached the last straw. Here are seven resorts and hotels around Asia that are putting their money where their mouth is.

Awei Pila, Myanmar

You won’t come across a 7-11, a Starbucks or a traffic light on the remote island of Pila. Apart from one rickety wooden beach bar with a pool table, there’s little to indicate you are in the 21st century at all. Mostly uninhabited and untouched by civilization, the Mergui Archipelago is one of the world’s last pristine paradises, and Awei Pila hotel’s resident marine biologist Marcelo Guimaraes aims to keep it that way.

“As a Plastic Free Pledge Ambassador for Myanmar, it’s my goal to reduce as much as possible single-use plastic at our resort,” says the Brazilian scuba diving enthusiast. “We’ll provide aluminum water bottles to all guests at Awei Pila (opening December 15, 2018). The shower caps are made of starch, and the shampoo and body lotions are served inside glass bottles. The only plastic item in the villas is the top on the toothpaste tubes. But we will find a way to replace that soon and be 100% plastic-free. The only footprint we want to create is when we walk on these deserted beaches.”