Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau have implemented
a plan to remove disposable plastic straws and plastic stirrers
from the properties.
Globally, Marriott International has
implemented an initiative to remove plastic straws from over 6,500
properties by July 2019.
Rauf Malik, Vice
President of Operations at JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The
Ritz-Carlton, Macau, said, “We are proud to follow Marriott
International’s worldwide initiative to remove plastic straws and
implement it in our properties in Macau to support the
environment. This is a powerful step in changing how we think
about single-use plastics. Eliminating plastic straws and stirrers
is a straight forward yet truly powerful way to protect the future
of our world. By removing all disposable plastic straws and
stirrers, we actively help reducing plastic pollution and further
stand in solidarity with our guests.”
straw initiative is the latest movement from Marriott
International to enhance the sustainability of its operations and
reduce plastic consumption and waste. In 2016, JW Marriott Hotel Macau and
The Ritz-Carlton, Macau received the Silver Award at the annual
Macao Green Hotel Awards, organized by the Environmental Health
Bureau (DSPA). The awards seek to acknowledge and reward hotels
throughout Macau on their green initiatives and environmental
In addition, JW Marriott Hotel Macau
has partnered with Nespresso Coffee to motivate staff to recycle
via a Nespresso coffee capsule challenge. Each guest room is
equipped with a Nespresso Pixie machine, and housekeeping
staff collect the used capsules and recycle them into
designated boxes throughout the week. At the end of each month, a
prize is awarded to the floor which recycles the most
amount of coffee capsules. Once processed, the remaining coffee
granules are sent to an organic farm in Hong Kong to be utilized
as a plant fertilizer whilst the aluminum pods are sent to an
aluminum recycling plant.
“Across a number of social and environmental
initiatives, we are proud to demonstrate our strong commitment to
ensuring environmental responsibility remains a top priority.
Supporting the elimination of plastic straws continues as part of
our long-term strategy as an environmentally conscious hospitality
company in Macau,” Mr. Malik said.