Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) launches its campaign to eliminate single-use plastic from hotel rooms by the end of 2024
A press conference was held on June 1 by the Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) initiating the eco-friendly campaign of 'Eliminating Single-use plastics from hotel rooms'. The conference promoted sustainable products to bring a significant change in the hospitality industry.
Apart from contributing to the economy, the tourism industry has affected the ecosystem tremendously. Making responsible choices and considering the current scenario of climate change and global warming, a sustainable travel experience has been an obligation to promote.
According to the Vice President of HAN, Binayak Shah, “Hotels are one of the biggest consumers of plastic products. In order to minimize our plastic waste and contribution to pollution, HAN is taking steps towards an eco-friendly service, which helps reduce cost, increases customer loyalty, and mainly its impact on the environment.”
As single-use plastics are not reused or recycled, they end up in landfills and water sources. In order to minimize the impacts, HAN has been seeking alternatives to frequently found single-use plastic items like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, and water bottles. Many stakeholders in the hospitality industry globally have already mentioned their commitment to eliminate single-use plastics and replace them with sustainable eco-friendly products.
Through the press conference held in Hotel Shanker, HAN declares its commitment to spread awareness and play a vital role in introducing sustainable eco-friendly products instead of single-use plastics by hosting a workshop and signifying the alternative products.