Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels: 40% of waste recycled

Certified EarthCheck hotel group, Beachcomber tirelessly pursues its duty to set an example by implementing its waste sorting, control, and valorisation programme, resulting in over 40% of recycled waste this year.

This programme also includes a social component aimed at helping people in precarious situations.

Implemented in all Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels in Mauritius, this recycling programme aims to protect the environment by giving waste a second life. The approach revolves around four axes, including selective sorting, valorisation, composting, and awareness-raising.

On the occasion of World Recycling Day, celebrated on 18th March, the group presented the main axes of this programme in line with its Charter of 52 Environmental and Societal Commitments. This initiative allowed Beachcomber to achieve over 40% of recycled waste this year with the goal of reaching 60% by 2025.

 The Green Teams

“Beachcomber, as a certified EarthCheck hotel group, has a duty to set an example. The implementation of a large-scale recycling programme in our hotels meets this imperative to act in favour of sustainable development by reducing the volume of waste sent to landfill sites. Responsible waste management is also one of the eight pillars of our 52 Environmental and Societal Commitments. We are proud of the results achieved to date and I thank our hotel teams, especially the Green Teams, who are heavily involved in this initiative,” said Nishtha Luchoo, Sustainability Coordinator at Beachcomber.

Beyond the green dimension, this programme also includes a social component. In 2021-2022, 320 kg of food, consisting of surplus from buffets, were donated to the social enterprise FoodWise. A solidarity gesture that provided meals to 1,282 schoolchildren.