Published on : Tuesday, October 22, 2019
As a leader in sustainability, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi announces the EoWati initiative under which it has eliminated the use of single-use plastic water bottles. Guests can drink to an eco-friendly experience with the Resort’s adoption of an on-site water bottling system – a quantum leap towards a cleaner, healthier future.
As General Manager David Macklin explains, “We are very clear that the primary aim of building the water bottling plant is to create a more sustainable environment, not to maximise profits.”
Following a seven-step purification process, the in-house system produces high-quality drinking water that is served in glass bottles, a material that can be recycled and reused infinitely. The use of reusable, renewable glass bottles that can be stored on-site eliminates the need for transport and waste disposal of plastic bottles. Reducing the amount of plastic to be recycled, in turn, also reduces the amount of energy required for recycling.
“Nature is a constant and powerful presence at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, from our mile-long stretch of pristine beach to the age-old mangroves next door,” notes David. “Every day, our surroundings remind us how vital it is to preserve these spectacular places for generations to come. The EoWati initiative is a significant step towards nurturing the long-term health of Langkawi’s precious ecosystems, especially the UNESCO Kilim Karst Geopark.”
The name EoWati itself reflects the idea of ongoing preservation: eo means “timeless,” while wati means “having” in Sanskrit. On a global scale, human beings use a million plastic water bottles each minute, 91 percent of which are not recycled and end up clogging oceans and landfills. Sustainable bottled water is crucial to lowering our carbon footprint and moving into a lower-waste lifestyle. At Four Seasons, guests can enjoy still as well as sparkling water produced on-site.
In the past, the Resort has reduced plastic wastage in various other ways, such as offering dispensers for bathroom amenities instead of individually packed toiletries, using recyclable paper take-away containers as far as possible, and banning plastic drinking straws.
Source:- Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts