A sustainable tomorrow starts with small steps we, as responsible citizens, can take toward conservation. Resonating with Marriott International’s policy towards sustainability, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat has taken a step further by adopting a plastic-free solution for drinking water that not only eliminates the use of plastic but also significantly reduces carbon emissions by eliminating the need to transport plastic water bottles over long distances.
The hotel has recently installed an automated bottling plant in collaboration with Lucerne Waters Private Limited, which produces sustainable drinking water and uses biodegradable materials. It aims to reduce the use of single-use plastic. The 304-room hotel consumes 3000 liters of drinking water daily, which will now be served in glass bottles.
This move not only reduces the amount of plastic waste generated by the hotel but also works towards empowering conservation. Its purposeful commitment serves as an inspiration for other businesses and can help create a more sustainable future where single-use plastics no longer exist. The hotel is committed to promoting responsible and eco-friendly tourism practices and reducing its carbon footprint, blending the characteristics of both responsible tourism and ecotourism.
Commenting on the initiative Mr. Subhash Sinha, General Manager of The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat said, “We are happy to collaborate with Lucerne Waters Private Limited to develop sustainable solutions which aligns with Marriott International’s sustainability policy to constantly strive for greater sustainability across all their operations, enabling them to ultimately reach their wider objectives for both people and planet. This partnership with Lucerne Waters Private Limited marks the hotel’s first initiative toward making a positive impact on the environment. The hotel is committed to developing more such environmentally friendly drive that meets such evolving needs and provides innovative approaches to sustainable living”
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