Eaton Hotel in Hong Kong has suspended the
use of plastic bottled water throughout its hotel operation.
Instead the hotel has invested HK$500,000 to install an
eco-friendly drinking water purification system that allows glass
bottles to be re-used.
This initiative helps to eliminate the
consumption and subsequent disposal of approximately 350,000
plastic bottles every year – a positive and efficient way of
supporting the hotel’s environmental commitment without
compromising service or quality.
Environmental Officer of the Eaton, Hong Kong,
Katrina Cheng, said, “HK$500,000 might seem like a huge amount
of money to spend on supporting an environmental commitment and
indeed it is. But that amount will be covered over the first two
years of us using the system as we are no longer having to buy
hundreds of plastic bottles every month. Even then, it is a cheque
we are happy to write as it clearly demonstrates our firm belief
in the importance of these initiatives.”
drinking water purifying system – Classic Crystal Tropical
Purification System is manufactured in England and features a
seven stage filter and purification process:
Adds minerals to separate dissolved salts from
the water and ensure cleanliness.
Stage Two: Pre-filter
To remove particles in the water down to five microns in size.
Stage Three: KDF alloy
Zinc-copper alloy that removes 99.9%
of free chlorine, nitrates, pesticides, fungicides, bad tastes and
odors by using a process of electro-chemical oxidation known as
“redox” (Oxidation-Reduction). It also controls and inhibits the
growth of microorganisms.
Stage Four and Five: Activated
carbon water filtering / bituminous carbon Carbon adsorbs odorous, coloured substances, heavy metals and negatively charged
impurities such as chlorine, chemicals and volatile organic
Stage Six: Ion-exchange resin
magnesium and calcium ions found in hard water with sodium ions.
This promotes water softening, demineralization, decarbonisation
and theremoval of contaminants from the water.
Seven: Ultra Violet
Ultra Violet (UV) light is used to destroy
any microorganisms left in the water ensuring that it is free from
After all the purifying and filtration
processes, the water will be bottled – half of it having been
lightly carbonated to produce sparkling water. Every Eaton glass
water bottle is tailor-made from 60% recycled glass and is
designed with a swing stopper and hygienic full, onbound seal.
Before sending the water to the guest rooms, hotel staff will
label the glass bottles with the “best before” dates to confirm the water’s freshness. Used bottles will then be collected and
washed using a customised bottle washing machine before being
The installation of the eco-friendly
drinking water purifying system reiterates Eaton, Hong Kong’s
commitment of continuous improvement in the field of
Since 2009, Eaton, Hong Kong has strived to
implement sustainability in every hotel aspect of it is corporate behaviour including hotel design, facilities, rooms and services
and thereby offering guests a complete green hospitality
This attitude and commitment has earned
recognition across the industry including Capital Entrepreneur
“Green Entreprise 2012”, 2012 HotelClub Hotel Awards “Best Eco
Hotel” and EarthCheck Silver Certification for Environmental
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