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Bharhka Countryside Cottage Resort

The Bharhka Countryside Cottage Resort is a located in Manali, India. The resort couples environmental conservation awareness with its tourism business. 
Global Tourism Plastics Initiative Signatory
The resort educates its customers on ways to keep tourist places tidy and encourages them to carry waste bags, while visiting tourist sights, to collect waste they have generated. Bharhka Countryside Cottage Resort requests guests to walk while visiting places as much as possible or hire bikes to explore the places. Furthermore, the resort encourages guests, not to waste food while ordering at hotels and restaurants and donates 5 Rupees for every booking to environmental initatives.

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In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Bharhka  Countryside cottage resort commits to:

  • Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and plastic items from their bathrooms by 2023

  • Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic items and single-portion or single-serving packaging from their rooms by 2023

  • Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging / plastic items / single-portion or single-serving packaging from their food and drink services by 2023, and introduce reusable solutions to replace them by 2025

  • Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic furniture from their garden area by 2023

  • Introducing reusable solutions in their rooms to replace plastic packaging and plastic items by 2025

  • Introducing reusable solutions in their service areas (e.g. wellness facilities, conference centers, meeting rooms, food and handcraft or on-site stores, lobby and reception and other areas) to replace plastic packaging / plastic items / single-portion or single-serving packaging / containers for cleaning products 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

  • Taking action to increase the amount of recycled content across all plastic packaging and items used by 2025

  • Collaborating and investing in collection and segregation of recyclable and organic materials in their facilities to help increase recycling and composting rates in practice by 2025