The Bentota Beach Hotel sealed its commitment to being an environmentally friendly organisation as it introduced yet another green initiative to its operations.
On 12 November, the hotel launched a project where newspapers were recycled to make environmentally friendly paper bags. The initiative was the brain child of Bentota Beach Hotel General Manager of Sanjeeva Perera.
Together with the help of his staff, the ‘Green’ vision of the hotel to look for various ways to improve sustainability practices was realised. Under the lead of the hotel’s Kitchen Stewarding Supervisor Gamini Priyantha, more than 15 kilos of used news papers were collected from the hotel and was used to make 100 paper bags.
These recycled paper bags will now be used in the hotel to pack gifts and breakfast for those guests who request for a take away meal during an early departure eliminating the use of plastic bags. This is yet another occasion where the Bentota Beach Hotels employee pledge of ‘I will be green’ and ‘I will care’ was observed.
“In small ways we make big steps towards our vision of being an environmentally friendly organisation,” said Sanjeeva Perera. “I am gratified by our hotel’s green achievements and we are committed to engage in various initiatives towards minimising the impact of our operations on the environment,” he said.
The Bentota Beach Hotel, a member of the John Keells Hotels Group, in keeping with their firm belief in environmental protection, has activated many green initiatives. The hotel has won many accolades such as the Green Globe Certification standard 2012/2013 and also implemented many Green Programs such as Eco House, which was built entirely using eco friendly material.
The recycled paper bag project is one more initiative from the hotel in keeping to their pledge of conducting business activities in a socially responsible manner.