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Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel Achieves EarthCheck’s Silver Certification

The Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has achieved EarthCheck’s Silver Certification.

 Since achieving Bronze Certificate last year, the hotel has successfully implemented more comprehensive and sustainable operations in every department, such as reducing paper products and water usage, and encouraging greater reduction, reuse and recycling.

 Furthermore, the hotel has partnered with Foodlink Foundation and now donates unconsumed food from events and restaurants to minimise wastage and move towards a zero-waste environment.

Harbour View Room at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel. Click to enlarge.

The greenhouse gas emissions per guest night ratings also place Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel’s performance above average according to EarthCheck.

Steward Moore, CEO of EarthCheck, said, “I would like to congratulate Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel on their achievement. Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference and has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability.”

Dalip Singh, General Manager of Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong, added, “Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has been making every effort to apply best practices in environmental and social sustainability ... we have started the No Plastic campaign to avoid ocean pollution and plastic straws have all been replaced by paper straws at our restaurants and bars. We always look for sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives to build a better world.”

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