Tafer Hotels & Resorts has introduced its “ZERO Plastic Initiative,” which will aim to eliminate single-use plastics from all of their properties. In response to the global climate crisis, Tafer eliminated plastic straws from all its resorts in 2019, and its sustainability efforts continue with the removal of all plastic water bottles and the integration of water dispensers that produce filtered alkaline water.
“With the ZERO Plastic Initiative, we are taking responsibility for our part in keeping our oceans and beaches clean and continuing to reduce our eco-footprint on every level across our portfolio,” said Sasa Milojevic, CEO of Tafer Hotels & Resorts. “Our property-wide efforts, including the elimination of plastic water bottles and individual toiletries, in addition to the installation of water filtration systems, are part of Tafer’s larger commitment to sustainability and preserving the natural environments that surround our beautiful beachside destinations.”
Tafer plans to replace all in-room individually packaged amenities with refillable 300ml shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel dispensers at each resort by the end of 2022, as well as eliminate single-use plastics from hotel restaurants, bars, public spaces, and bedrooms.
With the elimination of in-room water bottles, guests will be given branded glass bottles to refill from their room dispenser, as well as Tritan bottles made of BPA-free plastic alternative, to use at the pool and beach during their stay. Furthermore, to efficiently sanitize while conserving water, Tafer’s eating outlets will employ Meiko professional dishwashers, which save water use by up to 70%.
Tafer intends to lower its ecological footprint by reducing the manufacture of over 65 tons of plastic garbage, as well as the emission of over 150 tons of carbon dioxide per resort every year, with these minor improvements.