The Ramada Resort Port Vila and Chantilly’s on the Bay, have taken steps to uphold the eco-friendly commitments of their parent group, Wyndham Hotel Group, by getting behind new recycling initiative Pem Plastik.
“Globally, the Wyndham Hotel Group have long made a commitment to improving the health and sustainability of our planet with “green” – or eco-friendly – hotels and resorts, and seek to support “green” solutions wherever possible,” said Ramada General Manager Hani Daher. “We are pleased for both properties to be able to take steps to help reduce our plastic waste ending up in a landfill, whilst also supporting this new, local initiative.”
In an effort to better manage both venues plastic waste disposal, Ramada have been working with Pem Plastik Program Manager Ibarra Bjornum to install waste plastic collection bins on their sites.
In line with Pem Plastik’s scope, Ramada staff will be segregating their plastic bottles and containers marked with plastic resin codes 1, 2, and 5, for regular collection and processing by the Pem Plastik team.
“The hospitality industry has long been one of the largest consumers of single-use plastic bottles and containers,” says Yael Sakker of Azure Pure Water, the hosts of the Pem Plastik Program.
“This is partly due to their need to meet international food and beverage safety standards to comply with international best practice. It’s great to see resorts and hotels here in Vanuatu throwing their support behind new waste management initiatives and being open to change the way that they are handling waste in-house with a view to better protecting our environment.”
While Chantilly’s on the Bay has long been a mainstay of Port Vila’s accommodation scene, Ramada Resort Port Vila officially opened less than 12 months ago, and both establishments recognise that the health and security of the environment is key to the success of their businesses. Speaking at Akiriki Restaurant overlooking First Lagoon, Mr. Daher said, “Both of our businesses depend on clean waterways for the enjoyment of our guests and staff, and we are keen to continue to work with our neighbouring communities on campaigns to help maintain these waterways for years to come.”
Other individuals and businesses wanting to support Pem Plastik can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
(Source: Vanuatu Daily Post June 2018)