Crowne Plaza Greater Noida launches New Initiative To Eradicate Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles
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Earlier this year, IHG launched Journey to Tomorrow, a series of ambitious new commitments to make a positive difference for our people, communities and planet over the next decade. A key goal is to minimise waste across the hospitality industry, partly by eliminating single-use items across the guest stay. Crowne Plaza Greater Noida has initiated substantial efforts towards sustainability by commissioning Zero Mile Artisanal Water Plant that is IoT enabled and is programmed on Artificial-Intelligence technology. This FSSAI approved sustainable plant was launched in partnership with Swajal Water Cube, with the aim to replace single-use plastic water bottles with sustainable glass water bottles for the guests.
It is estimated that this move will save about 86,695 Kg single-use plastic bottles and 2, 60,087 kg carbon emissions over the next five years. This is the same amount of energy required to run a 60 watt light bulb for 4,868 years. This plant is an initiative by IHG Hotels & Resorts and supported by the hotel as a pilot project in the region, contributing towards IHGs Journey to Tomorrow commitments.
“The team at Crowne Plaza Greater Noida had pledged to substantially reduce our carbon footprint, as well as reducing single-use items across our hotel. Whilst the unfortunate circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic may have created unprecedented challenges, but our commitment has never wavered and we continued to work towards our vision of Green Engagement. I am happy that a milestone has been achieved and not only will we be announcing some more initiative about work that we’ve continued doing for these past few years, but we also hope to inspire other hotels to continue their own efforts towards sustainability”, said Ashwani Nayar, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Greater Noida.
Each glass water bottle works on the Zero-Mile Water concept where single-use plastic bottles are replaced by glass bottles on site. This drastically reduces carbon footprint by removing the need to transport these bottles back and forth from a central plant. With Zero-Mile Water, the water is carbon-free and plastic-free, thereby delivering only high quality, ultra-premium alkaline mineralised water.