We try to recycle as little as possible. Especially plastic. Because if you are forced to recycle, you did something wrong in the first place. It is our last resource. Here is why.
We REFUSE excessive packaging. We have not used plastic bottles for water for over ten years at our hotels, resorts, and lodges. We started to make our own ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise in order to avoid imported plastic bottles. We work hard with our suppliers to convince them to use as little plastic as possible in packaging – of course without making a sacrifice on hygiene.
We REDUCE solid waste whenever we can. And we measure our reduction efforts on a regular basis. We weigh and record all the trash we produce.
We REUSE things. We buy crates for our vegetable suppliers and rotate them with every delivery. And we get creative with things that can have an alternative use after their original use.
And if there is no way out… we RECYCLE. Mostly plastic bottles that are brought by guests. But also wine bottles from the restaurant as well as paper.