As part of its sustainable practices, all hotels under the Pan Pacific Hotels Group will no longer have single-use plastics by 2019.
It has already removed all plastic straws across all its properties since July this year and will also be removing the plastic wraps used for in-room slippers and laundry wraps, while more environmentally-friendly alternatives for pens, stirrers, takeaway coffee cups or boxes will be replacing current ones.
The group is also expanding recycling efforts to include used soap and non-disposable plastics.
"We respect our environment and demonstrate our commitment through initiatives such as the phasing out the use of disposable plastics at our hotels, all with a view for the future and our next generation. We are taking sustainability to the next level by looking at the traceability of food produce and ways to minimise food waste generated at our properties in the near-term," said Neo Soon Hup, senior vice president, Operations, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.
The group has been consistent in its environmentally-friendly practices by designing and building sustainable hotels such as PARKYROYAL on Pickering, noted for its lush garden design. Together with PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, the hotel is also certified with a Green Mark Platinum award, by Singapore's Building and Construction Authority, for its environmentally-sustainable practices.
The upcoming Pan Pacific Orchard which will be completed in 2021 is being built to be zero-impact and zero-waste. It features a rainwater harvesting system, a recyclable water system, and a compactor which turns food waste into compost, while its public spaces, meeting spaces and guestrooms are designed to make use of natural daylight.