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This hotel chain in Thailand will no longer give free plastic water bottles

AKARYN Hotel Group (AHG) has partnered with Pure Blue Foundation to eliminate all the single-use plastic such as water bottles in its hotel chain.

Pure Blue Foundation is AHG’s charity organization that supports multi-faceted marine conservation projects including coral reef restoration and marine turtle conservation.

Concerned about the thread of plastic waste into ocean, the charity now focuses its effort on eliminating single-use plastic at the origin.

As part of their partnership, AHG properties is now introducing re-usable stainless steel water bottles.

Upon check-in, guests at akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok will be offered the possibility to donate to the foundation in order to get a stylish Pure Blue Foundation branded stainless steel water bottle that can be refilled throughout their stay.

Self-service drinking water will be conveniently dispensed on every floor to make refills easy, and guests will be advised to take their bottles with them on excursions around the city.

“The akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel is taking the lead on this initiative by becoming the first new hotel in Asia to launch without single-use plastic in its rooms or food and beverage outlets. This will be soon followed by akyra Manor Chiang Mai, which is on track to be free of single-use plastic by August 2018,” said Anchalika Kijkanakorn, Founder and Managing Director of AKARYN Hotel Group.

“We are also encouraging our partners and suppliers to adopt a more environmentally sensitive approach to business, and our cooperation with The Lab is the first step in extending the zero plastic policy into the wider Bangkok community,” she added.


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