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Alila Jabal Akhdar Goes Green

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Sep 2018

As part of its commitment to sustainability and to ensure the hotel is as efficient and eco-friendly as possible, Alila Jabal Akhdar has initiated four R’s of zero waste, reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose (compost) and has signed a waste management contract with Oman Recycling Services LLC. As part of the larger plan, the hotel

Dubai Tourism Publishes Sustainability Manual

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Aug 2018

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has published the first interactive, web-based, manual under the Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST) initiative to help hotels and hospitality establishments map out a sustainable journey. This has been designed in line with the Department’s commitment to ensure that the emirate takes the lead in promoting sustainable

The last straw for Jumeirah Restaurant Group

by Mahak Mannan | 22 May 2018

As of 18 March 2018, Jumeirah Restaurant Group has gone 100% plastic-free and we spoke to Emma Banks, general manager, Jumeirah Restaurant Group on why they are going green. Why did you take the decision to go plastic free? We have gone straw less with a commitment to becoming as free from single-use plastic as

Opt-out of plastic with Deliveroo

by Mahak Mannan | 14 May 2018

The food delivery service to make plastic cutlery an opt-in for all UAE customers, which will help reduce wasted plastic cutlery. Deliveroo today announced a partnership with conservation organisation, Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF), in a drive to contribute towards the reduction in plastic waste across the UAE. The collaboration will introduce

Pasta over plastic at BASTA! by David Myers

by Mahak Mannan | 14 May 2018

BASTA! has become the first restaurant in the Middle East to offer straws made entirely from pasta. Italian eatery BASTA! by celebrity chef David Myers have drawn their straw in the battle against plastic pollution of our oceans. Commenting on the initiative, Chef David Myers says: “Being someone who loves spending time in the ocean, I witness the consequences of our overuse

Freedom Pizza To Use E-Bikes For Delivery

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Apr 2018

The home-grown UAE pizza delivery service has announced that it is testing electric motorbikes, with clean energy start-up, Solva Technologies. Freedom will be playing an integral role in the start-up’s testing period by using the e-bikes for Freedom Pizza’s delivery service. The brand currently has 140 delivery drivers on the road and expects to have

Coya Worldwide Goes Plastic Free

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Apr 2018

Coya has announced that it will no longer use plastic drinking straws at any of its venues across the globe in a bid to reduce global consumption. Apart from plastic straws, Coya has also committed to stop using plastic stirrers and paper napkins and implement refillable juice bottles rather than single-use plastic bottles. Cedric Toussaint,

Early Bird launches Zero Waste water

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Feb 2018

Dubai-based distributor Early Bird have launched a new mineral water range with the aim to reduce waste. In line with the UAE Government’s Vision 2021, which aims to divert waste from landfills by 75% by 2021, Early Bird have developed a new concept for water consumption of direct and commercial consumers. Their new range of German









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