Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, located in Oman, has eliminated all plastic water bottles.
Following the removal of plastic straws late last year, the new on-site water bottling facility is part of the resort’s ongoing journey of environmental consciousness.
The water bottling operation at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara provides guests with purified water in reusable glass bottles. With 136 guest rooms and villas and three dining outlets, this new system will save approximately 250,000 single-use plastic bottles consumed in the resort every year.
In addition, for other areas on property such as the beach and pool, the resort has introduced eco-friendly aluminium bottles. Available to purchase with proceeds donated to Salalah’s Al Bahja Orphans Society, the reusable bottles may be filled at water stations around the resort.
“Salalah is known for its natural beauty, which we’re fortunate to be able to share with our guests from around the world,” says James Hewitson, general manager at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara. “As part of the community, it’s imperative that we all work together to preserve this unique destination so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come, and eliminating plastic is one step toward achieving this.”
Next up in the reduction of plastic waste is the resort’s switch to bamboo drink stirrers produced in a small farming village in Laos.