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Mon, 13 Jan 2020

Eaton Hotel in Hong Kong Earns Gold Status from EarthCheck

The Eaton hotel in Hong Kong has received EarthCheck Certified Gold status for 2020.

This is the second year running Eaton HK has received Gold status and follows Eaton winning four prestigious environmental accolades in short succession: the 2019 HICAP Sustainable Hotel Award for Positive Community Impact, the 39th Annual Gold Key Award for Best Eco or Socially Conscious Hotel, The HKMA Hong Kong Sustainability Award Certificate of Excellence 2018/19, and LEED v4 Gold Certification for interior design and construction.

I am tremendously proud of the hard work our team at Eaton HK and our partners have put into attaining these vital environmental performance benchmarks and accolades over the past year, said Managing Director Dirk Dalichau. Sustainability has been a foundational value of our new Eaton brand since the very beginning. From removing all single-use plastics and straws to prioritizing sustainably sourced and plant-based nutrition, we believe that hospitality plays a big role in making our world a better place, one initiative at a time.

In 2014, the Eaton hotel in Hong Kong became one of the very first hotels in Asia to install a water bottling facility so that it could do away with plastic water bottles. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

The Eaton hotel in Hong Kong is one of the most forward thinking properties in the region, and was one of the very first to install a bottling facility on-site so that it could do away with single-use plastic bottles. To date, Eaton HK has saved 1.3 million plastic bottles and straws from the landfill.

Further eco-conscious measures have been taken by the property in the last year, including the removal of threatened fish species such as sharks fin and bluefin tuna from Eaton HKs menus.

The propertys eco-conscious F&B initiatives continue in the form of the introduction of compostable takeaway boxes and placement of complimentary water dispensers in public areas.

Recycling bins placed in hotel rooms have resulted in 70% of trash disposed of by guests being recycled, while paperless check-in and check-out saves 250,000 pieces of A4 paper each year.

 Rooms have also been upgraded to include 100% all-natural latex mattresses as well as large-format, non-disposable bottles of certified organic toiletries by Grown Alchemist.

See also: Hotel Waste, Single-Use Plastic and Climate Change - Interview with WWF.

See latest Travel News, Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: Eaton, Waste, EarthCheck.

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