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 has successfully diverted more than 81,880 kg of food waste, removed 53,728 kg of solid waste and roughly 3,645 litres of chemicals, partial soaps and amenities collected from rooms over the year in 2017-18.
While the hotel’s restaurant is implementing single-stream recycling to make recycling easier for both staff and its operations, all food waste produced by the hotel is composted and provides vegetable waste oil back to the hotel’s organic farm. In addition, the restaurant has built its menu entirely around sustainable practices, farm-to-table meals, as well as waste and plastic reduction.
On top of its efforts to minimise plastic usage in the property, Alila Jabal Akhdar uses its own refillable glass water bottles and VOSS water in the guestrooms and meeting venues. To keep joggers hydrated during their activities outside, water is stored and dispensed in traditional Omani jahlas (clay pots). Other green initiatives include solar power to heat the hotel’s hot water supply, which in turn is recycled to irrigate the grounds.