Well Being

Dreimal Nachhaltigkeit

28. September 2018

Unsere monatliche Rubrik dieses Mal mit Strohhalmen, feinen Papieren und sauberen Zügen

Global Ban of Plastic Straws

Anantara Hotels & Resorts will roll out a global ban on the use of single-use plastic straws at every property worldwide by 1st October 2018. Since January of this year, when Anantara was the first major hotel brand to announce its decision to eradicate plastic straws at every single property across the Asia region, Anantara has been working hard to roll out the ban to properties in Australasia, Europe and the Middle East.

“Following the immense success of the first phase of the plastic straw ban at all Anantara properties in Asia, we are thrilled to announce the implementation of this policy worldwide,” explains John Roberts, Group Director of Sustainability & Conservation for Anantara. “Each single-use plastic straw takes hundreds of years to break down and scientists predict there may soon be more straws than fish in the oceans by 2050. Anantara guests are forward thinking and sustainably minded and want to continue to enjoy the beautifully lush surroundings for which Anantara is famous for generations to come.”

The decision to ban plastic straws is just one more step in Anantara’s ongoing journey as a leading luxury sustainable tourism brand. In April of this year, Anantara took the decision to replace the packaging of all dry amenities with compostable paper and plastic toothbrushes have been replaced with a biodegradable straw alternative. For years, locally sourced toiletries such as shampoo, have been provided in larger ceramic pumps to reduce the amount of packaging and waste created by individual mini servings. This alone prevents an estimated 4.16 million plastic bottles from ending up in landfills around the world annually. Foto:PR

Clean Trains

Coradia iLint is a new CO2-emission-free regional train and alternative to diesel power. It is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, its only emission being steam and condensed water while operating with a low level of noise. Alstom is among the first railway manufacturers in the world to develop a passenger train based on such a technology. To make the deployment of the Coradia iLint as simple as possible for operators, Alstom offers a complete package, consisting of the train and maintenance, as well as also the whole hydrogen infrastructure out of one hand thanks to help from partners. Image: (c)Alstom/Michael Wittwer

Sauberes Papier

Bei der neuesten Papierentwicklung hatten die Papierexperten vom Tegernsee ein oberstes Ziel: natürliche Ressourcen zu schonen und umweltbewusst zu handeln. Bis zu 50 Prozent des Rohstoffes Holz sollten durch schnell wachsende Fasern ersetzt werden. Nach unzähligen Maschinen- und Materialtests entstanden Papiere von zeitloser Schönheit – und vortrefflicher Ökobilanz. Wer Gmund Bio Cycle Papier verwendet, bekommt einen echten Mehrwert an Design, Haptik, Story und Glaubwürdigkeit. Die Kollektion ist ideal für Unternehmen, die ihre grüne Firmenphilosophie per Verpackung, Broschüren oder Printkommunikation ausdrücken möchten. Beim Thema Nachhaltigkeit bieten die Spezialisten aus Gmund den höchsten Standard. Neben Optik und Haptik zählt für die Kunden auch das gute Gefühl, bei der Papierauswahl auf die eigene Ökobilanz geachtet zu haben. Bis zu 50 Prozent alternative Inhaltsstoffe enthalten die neuartigen Papiere der Bio Cycle-Kollektion ergänzt durch Frischfaserzellstoff, der im Hause Gmund immer FSC® zertifiziert ist. Dazu kommt ein ökologischer Klassiker aus 100 % Altpapier. Foto: PR

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