What you won’t find now at Resorts World Sentosa: Straws and single-use plastic bottles

Refillable glass carafes at Resorts World Sentosa’s hotel rooms.
Refillable glass carafes at Resorts World Sentosa’s hotel rooms.

Following its 2018 efforts to go 'straw-less' at all themed attractions and dining establishments, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) announced this week that it will also phase out all single-use plastic bottles at its five themed attractions, including Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium, dining establishments, MICE events, as well as across its six hotels.

The move will ultimately save RWS over 6.7 million plastic bottles each year.

As alternatives, RWS will use more eco-friendly options, such as boxed alkaline water and aluminium canned drinks. RWS' six hotels, too, will now offer more sustainable options for drinking water, such as refillable glass carafes in each room, as well as newly installed water stations on every floor for guests. Attendees at MICE events will also be served fresh fruit-infused water dispensed from filtered pitchers instead.

Furthermore, RWS has rolled out several activities to educate the public on minimising ocean pollution. S.E.A. Aquarium, for one, is currently hosting its annual Ocean Fest celebration to mark World Oceans Day. The aquarium's conservation group, Guardians of the S.E.A.A, is also organising beach and reef cleanups this month in collaboration with various local nature groups in Singapore.

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