HOTEL JEN PENANG SAYS NO TO PLASTIC STRAWS
PENANG, MALAYSIA – July 2, 2018 – Hotel Jen Penang will transition towards phasing out single use plastics by beginning with the ban on plastic straws in its operations from July 1, 2018, joining the global fight against plastic, ahead of the World No Plastic campaigns in July.
This is the latest series of green initiatives at the hotel, such as offering variety of superb beverages and cocktails without the need to use a straw in an aim to cut waste, which also encourages guests to do their bit.
Plastic straws will be replaced with biodegradable paper straws, which will only be served upon request where possible.
Say “No Straw” Please
This is the first step in the hotel’s approach to moving away from single-use plastics, including food and drink packaging, through reduction, and will be replaced with sustainable alternatives and increased recycling.
The hotel’s sales & marketing team will join the effort and encourage event organisers to embrace sustainable living by offering alternatives to reduce single-use plastic and go green throughout the meetings or events held at Hotel Jen Penang.
“We recognise the long-term detrimental impact on the environment and society at large. We believe we have the responsibility and have committed to making a difference in Penang by reducing the environmental impact of plastic waste.”
Wong Yaw Ling, area CSR and sustainability manager, said, “We are pleased to be able to join the global effort in helping the environment and reducing our plastic footprint. The issues of plastic pollution are incredibly alarming around the globe and, by practicing sustainability, we hope to drive awareness and social change together with our colleagues and guests.”
The ‘Say “No Straw” Please’ campaign is in line with Shangri-La’s key strategies to achieve excellence, to be committed to the environment through corporate social responsibility. The hotel is proud to stand with the state’s mission on ‘Cleaner and Greener Penang’ and can expect to create a cleaner environment that will be beneficial for Penangites and, most of all, the beautiful beach.
Hotel Jen Penang is the first four-star international chain hotel in Penang to announce on the ban of plastic straw.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts remains committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner whilst balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders. In striving to be a leader in corporate citizenship and sustainable development, a corporate-level CSR Committee drives the company’s initiatives in the strategic areas of stakeholder relations, environment, health and safety, supply chain and employees. These focus areas are unified under the umbrella brand of “Sustainability”, together with Shangri-La’s core CSR projects “Embrace” and “Sanctuary”. Hotel-level Embrace programmes focus on Shangri-La’s Caring People Project, which aims to promote the highest level of education and health support in underprivileged communities. Sanctuary programmes concentrate on Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project, which promotes the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. For more information, please visit the group’s CSR section on www.shangri-la.com.为了迎合城市探险家的需求，今旅酒店Hotel Jen品牌以热情主动的态度和贴心友好的服务，传递品牌的核心元素——品质、舒适感和价值观。今旅酒店Hotel Jen欢迎爱生活、爱旅行以及充满好奇心的人士，通过自然的体验、新奇的见解和独特的视角，让游客忘掉烦恼，远离沉闷。今旅酒店Hotel Jen于2014年开始在亚太地区的一些城市推出10家充满活力的酒店，其中包括新加坡、香港、中国大陆的北京和沈阳、马尼拉、马来西亚的槟城和柔佛、澳大利亚的布里斯班以及马尔代夫的马累。香格里拉酒店集团已宣布在马来西亚婆罗洲将会在2018年开设新的今旅酒店Hotel Jen。更多信息，敬请访问www.hoteljen.com/cn或加入Weibo 和WeChat上的对话。