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Greener Water @ Ritz-Carlton Hotels

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 Ritz-Carlton has started offering guests more environmentally-friendly water bottles at its North American hotels, and select properties in the Caribbean.

Noting the waste that is caused by using an estimated five million, 16oz plastic bottles every year at the properties, Simon F. Cooper, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, challenged his team responsible for sustainable programs to find a better solution.

Plastic bottles are made from crude oil, take a significant amount of energy to produce, and less than 20% are sent to recycling facilities. Even when recycled, these bottles cannot be used to make the same quality of plastic, said Mr. Cooper.

After 18 months of research, and working with a variety of vendors, Ritz-Carlton developed a partnership with Prima to create co-branded 16oz bottles that are made 100% from plants, are all natural, can decompose in 30 days in a commercial composting facility, or can be reprocessed and remade 100% into new bottles.

Manufacturing the new bottle requires 49% less fossil fuels, 45% less energy, and 75% less greenhouse gases than a PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) classic bottle. In addition, the bottle does not contain BPA (Bisphenol A), the harmful product found in many plastics.

The addition of Prima water is expected to transition to all North American and select Caribbean properties within the next few weeks.

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