Meliá Hotels International to reduce carbon emissions, ban single-use plastic

The group aims to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 66,000 tons

Image courtesy: Meliá Hotels International
Image courtesy: Meliá Hotels International

Meliá Hotels International aims to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 66,000 tons through its energy efficiency partnership with the start-up, Indoor Clima.

The project is part of the company’s environmental strategy, which aims to reduce emissions per stay in its hotels by 18.4% by 2020 (and by 50% up to 2035) and water consumption by 8%.

The group also plans to increase the use of certified renewable energy sources to 70% of its total global energy use.

The project is named CO2PERATE and “focuses on the monitoring of 80% of electricity use and constant measurement of fuel and water use to detect areas, and the use of AI in air conditioning systems to achieve a more efficient performance based on variables such as hotel occupancy or temperature”.

Meliá Hotels International has also announced plans to eliminate single-use plastics.

By completely eliminating the use of single-use plastic bottles, the group revealed that they will avoid using 22 million bottles and will cut down on 15 tons of carbon dioxide.

According to the plan, the group will also ban cups, bags, straws and coasters immediately. These will be replaced with reusable items in more than 370 hotels across 40 countries.

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