Amatra Hotels and Resorts has initiated a plan to become a zero-waste and sustainable hospitality company in the coming years. The Malaysia-based luxury chain is also looking to implement eradication single-use plastic by 2022 in all their properties.
It is looking at a reduction of 150 Kg/Year of single-use plastic in Financial Year 2020-21 and with seven properties expected to be added in its portfolio, the total reduction will be about 750 kg of single-use plastic.
Amatra’s vision is to move towards “Zero Waste Concept” which will ensure zero discharge of hotel waste that is hazardous to land, water or air when burnt or buried. Amatra is introducing biodegradable packaging for its in-room amenities in-line with GOI’s initiative against single-use plastic.
“India is moving ahead in the global hierarchy and is eyeing to be a leader in reducing its carbon emissions, zero single plastic use, and increasing sustainable development. Amatra is also on the same mission to ensure to establish benchmarks in the hospitality sector in India with sustainable development and zero waste policy,” Preety Arora (Head-Business Strategy), Amatra Hotels and Resorts said.