Amatra Hotels Eyes Zero Waste, Sustainable Hospitality
12th Nov.2019, New Delhi– India: Amatra Hotels and Resorts, the luxury
hospitality brand has initiated a plan to become a zero-waste and sustainable
hospitality company in the coming years.
The Malaysia-based luxury hotel chain operator is also looking to implement
Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s vision to eradicate single-use
plastic by 2022 in all their properties.
It is looking at a reduction of 150 Kg/Year of single-use plastic in Financial Year
2020-21 and with seven properties expected to be added in its portfolio, the
total reduction will be about 750 kg of single-use plastic.
Amatra’s vision is to move towards “Zero Waste Concept” which will ensure
zero discharge of hotel waste that is hazardous to land, water or air when
burnt or buried. Amatra is introducing biodegradable packaging for its in-room
amenities in-line with GOI’s initiative against single-use plastic.
To ensure there is no food wastage among its properties, the hospitality firm
would convert a large amount of food waste into organic manure.
Moreover, to reduce its emissions, Amatra is also planning to increase the
contribution of solar and other renewable energies into its regular energy
requirements, this also includes investing in rooftop solar plants on its
properties to meet a sizeable amount of its energy needs.
“India is moving ahead in the global hierarchy and is eyeing to be a leader in
reducing its carbon emissions, zero single plastic use, and increasing
sustainable development. Amatra is also on the same mission to ensure to
establish benchmarks in the hospitality sector in India with sustainable
development and zero waste policy,” Preety Arora (Head-Business Strategy),
Amatra Hotels and Resorts said.
Currently, Amatra has two properties, Amatra Dunsvirk Court in Mussoorie and
Amatra by the Ganges in Haridwar. Going ahead, it is looking to acquire
exemplary properties in Goa, Rajasthan, Kerala, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and
few other leisure locations across the country.