Alila Villas Uluwatu
Alila Villas Uluwatu is a hotel located in Bali, Indonesia, and created in 2009. They are committed to social, cultural, and environmental responsibilities, which they regard as essential for sustainable business. In all activities, they aim to respect and preserve the way of life and traditions of local communities and to minimise their impact on the environment.
Since May 1st, 2021 Alila Villas Uluwatu has: Eliminated single used plastic bags for collecting waste by replacing them with washable and reusable cotton bags, eliminated plastic containers for amenities in the rooms and front office by replacing them with refillable ceramic containers, returned single used plastic brought by their food suppliers back to them once the food has been placed in boxes in their kitchen storage, eliminated plastic items and single-portion or single serving packages from their food and drink services, and communicated to their staff that single use plastic is prohibited in their property. They already have an in-house waste management system and composting facility and engage in collaborations to ensure that none of the waste produced ends up in landfill.
In line with their zero-waste initiative, Alila Villas Uluwatu has progressed towards eliminating all single-use plastic usage throughout the resort, including back of house. They use no plastic food packaging, bags or cutlery, among others. They have eliminated plastic bottles to replace them with glass bottles and produce their own drinking water as part of their Water Bottling Plant. The centrepiece of their Zero Waste Policy is an on-site laboratory, the Sustainability Lab, where all waste streams are transformed into higher value products and services through a series of simple yet proven mechanical and biological engineering systems. From producing their own compost to their glass recycling programme and organic garden, this site is built to accommodate their efforts to create a better environment.
Global Tourism Plastics Initiative
In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Alila Villas Uluwatu commits to:
- Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and plastic items from their rooms and bathrooms by 2023.
- Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic items from their food and drink services, as well as service areas by 2023.
- Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging from their logistics by 2025.
- Introducing reusable solutions to replace plastic packaging in their food and drink services by 2025.
- Introducing reusable solutions to replace containers for cleaning products in their cleaning services by 2025.
- Engaging the value chain to provide data on recyclability and compostability of plastic packaging to facilitate the move towards 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025, notably by engaging suppliers to provide data on recyclability and compostability of plastic packaging, establishing procurement criteria on reusability, recyclability, and compostability, and by reaching out to suppliers, sharing with them the GTPI’s common set of definitions underpinning all commitments.
- Taking action to increase the amount of recycled content across all plastic packaging and items used by 2025, notably by engaging suppliers to provide data on % of recycled content in plastic packaging and items and business associations to promote availability of data on % of recycled content in plastic packaging and items by collaborating with all their third parties via their Sustainability Lab initiative to ensure they understand the GTPI’s common set of definitions underpinning all commitments.
- Collaborating with others and investing in collection and segregation of recyclable and organic materials in our facilities to help increase recycling and composting rates in practice, notably by providing training and means for staff to sort solid waste (especially plastic waste), according to local regulations, sustainability standards, and/or technical guidance from waste management service provider by engaging waste service providers to receive information on recycling rates, and factors contributing/affecting them, by engaging other business and key stakeholders to discuss and take action to improve the performance of waste service providers (e.g., recycling rates), and lastly by investing resources, such as money, time, and personnel to promote innovation that results in increased recycling rates, either through actions at their own operation or elsewhere in the process.