Conrad Seoul implements the 'Plastic Straw Disposal’ campaign in a hotel-wide initiative to protect the environment
From September, all plastic straws in the hotel are replaced with paper straws to continue our commitment for a sustainable tomorrow and our lead in environmental protection.
SEOUL, South Korea - Conrad Seoul implements a hotel-wide plastic straw disposal campaign from September 1st, 2018. In July 2018, Conrad Seoul started a campaign to encourage our guests to willingly use paper straws in our on-site cafes and restaurants and from September 1st, 2018, the hotel replaces all plastic straws with biodegradable paper straws. The successful initiative is part of Conrad Seoul’s support towards a sustainable life as the hotel continues to implement these and other global environmental protection activities, in addition to supporting the local community in the nearby vicinity.
In May 2018, Hilton, the parent company of Conrad Seoul, launched the ‘2030 goals’. This series of initiatives aims to support sustainable living by 2030 among the four pillars of the corporate social responsibility strategy, ‘Travel with Purpose’. In addition to removal of plastic straws at Hilton managed properties, the initiatives include ‘Reducing carbon emissions by 61%’, ‘Reducing water consumption and waste production by 50%’, and ‘Using sustainable sources’ and ‘Expanding existing soap recycling programs to all hotels and send zero soap to landfills' by 2030.
Conrad Seoul joins the campaign and replaces all plastic straws with paper straws in all our hotel outlets, guest rooms and meeting rooms. In addition, Café 10G, the lobby café where take-out beverages are frequently served, is also using eco-friendly knives, forks, and spoons instead of plastic cutlery. To encourage our patrons to participate in the campaign, Café 10G will offer KRW 300 discounts to customers who bring their own receptacle when purchasing beverages.
Mark Meaney, General Manager of Conrad Seoul, said, "This campaign has great significance for Conrad Seoul as guests of the hotel can easily participate by not using plastic straws and contributing towards our environmental protection initiatives. By encouraging the campaign, we believe that these small individual actions will mark the beginning of bigger changes. Conrad Seoul will continue to lead the way in making a sustainable tomorrow together. "
Conrad Seoul follows Hilton's corporate responsibility commitment. ‘Travel with Purpose’, provides shared values to its business and communities by creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential, strengthen communities where Hilton operates, and preserve environments through the measurement, analysis and improvement of the company's use of natural resources.
About Conrad Seoul
Conrad Seoul re-defines a whole new world of luxury, sophistication and service in Korea. Strategically located, Conrad Seoul occupies one of the four towers of the renowned International Finance Centre (IFC) in Yeouido Business District. Conveniently attached to Seoul’s subway system, an upmarket International lifestyle Mall with 9 CGV Theaters and the closest luxury hotel to both International Airports. A landmark in more ways than one, Conrad Seoul offers stunning 434 super spacious guest rooms with views to match and a real first Apple based in-room technology. With banquet facilities that will stimulate and inspire, exotic dining options and a luxurious wellness center for Smart balanced lifestyle, Conrad Seoul will be the special place not just to stay but to stay inspired.
About Travel with Purpose
Travel with Purpose is Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy to redefine and advance sustainable travel globally. By 2030, we plan to double our social impact and reduce our environmental footprint in half. LightStay, an award-winning performance measurement system calculates, analyzes and reports the environmental impact at each of Hilton’s 5,300 hotels. The initiative aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. Travel with Purpose capitalizes on Hilton’s global scale to catalyze local economic growth; promote human rights; invest in people and local communities and preserve our planet by reducing our impact on natural resources. Visit cr.hilton.com to learn more.
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