Say ‘NO’ to Plas­tic

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Ev­ery month, South­east Asia Globe fea­tures sto­ries from or­gan­i­sa­tions around the re­gion tak­ing ac­tion to re­duce plas­tic use. This is­sue, we high­light Baby Ele­phant Bou­tique Ho­tel: Plas­tic waste is chok­ing Cam­bo­dia and our pre­cious oceans around the world. At Baby Ele­phant Bou­tique Ho­tel in Siem Reap, our Go Green team works along­side guests and the com­mu­nity to re­duce our en­vi­ron­men­tal foot­print. In 2015, we part­nered with a lead­ing Aus­tralian en­vi­ron­men­tal sci­en­tist for a com­pre­hen­sive prop­erty en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact au­dit with the goal of achiev­ing a 2020 Go Green vi­sion. To date, the Go Green team’s ini­tia­tives have seen us ditch sin­gle-use plas­tic straws in favour of re­us­able bam­boo straws, im­ple­ment water re­fill sta­tions, up­date re­cy­cling sys­tems, re­duce plas­tic, glass and kitchen waste, op­ti­mise our drainage sys­tem, kick-start an or­ganic kitchen garden, switch to en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly mos­quito con­trol, change to LED lights, and pro­vide staff with ac­cess to sus­tain­abil­ity train­ing.

There is al­ways more we want to do, but as Con­fu­cius said,

“it does not mat­ter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” www.babyele­

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