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Sudima Hotels

Sudima Hotels aims to deliver accessible and environmentally friendly hotels in New Zealand. They strive to be industry leaders in social and environmental responsibility.

Sudima Hotels are committed to eliminating and reducing plastic from their operations. They have already started this by rethinking what they offer and how they operate and have transitioned all their hotels away from small single use amenities in the bathrooms. They have also progress in eliminating small plastic containers in food services and use only compostable or reusable packaging for takeaway containers. Lastly, they are working towards eliminating plastic from their supply chains.

Commitments:

In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Sudima Hotels commits to:
  • Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and plastic items from their rooms by 2022.
  • Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging from their bathrooms and food and drink services by 2022.
  • Introducing reusable solutions to replace single-portion or single-serving packaging in their service areas by 2023.
  • Introducing reusable solutions to replace single-portion or single-serving packaging and cling films in their cleaning services by 2022.
  • Introducing reusable solutions to replace containers for cleaning products in their cleaning services by 2024.
  • 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 by engaging suppliers to provide data on recyclability and compostability of plastic packaging, as well as regulators to promote availability of data on recyclability and compostability, of plastic packaging, by establishing procurement criteria on reusability, recyclability, and compostability and a 2025 target on % of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable.
  • Taking action to increase the amount of recycled content across all plastic packaging and items used by 2025, by engaging suppliers to provide data on % of recycled content in plastic packaging and items and by establishing procurement criteria on % of recycled content in packaging and items.
  • Collaborating with others and investing in collection and segregation of recyclable and organic materials in their facilities to help increase recycling and composting rates in practice, by providing proper 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 providers and investing resources, such as money, time, and personnel, to promote innovation that results in increased recycling rates, either through actions at own operation or elsewhere in the process.