In conjunction with Plastic-free month, Hotel Jen Male Maldives organized an awareness session in collaboration with Parley Maldives under the theme, #BeatPlasticPollution. More than 60 staffs participated in this eye-opening awareness session which took them through various videos and valuable information on ocean pollution that’s happening around the world and in the Maldives.
Parley for the Oceans, is a US-based organization, working with the resorts, hotels, schools, local islands and fishing vessels to intercept plastic, which is then shipped abroad for recycling. It is making design-wear from plastic waste.
The Maldives appears to be an idyllic paradise, but it has not escaped the impact of the thousands of tons of plastic waste that ends up in the world’s oceans. Endless bits of plastic washed up on the pristine sands, just meters away from abundant sea life, where they destroy coral reefs and threaten marine fauna.
Hotel Jen has been one of the collaborative partners for Parley Maldives from 2017 and has been segregating the plastic wastes of the hotel and its staffs support this cause by bringing weekly plastic collected at home which then is collected from Parley weekly basis. Up to date, they have contributed 1842.50 kg of plastic to Parley.
Today many local NGOs, businesses, school and some government bodies have taken up the cause with the promising initiative as such Hotel Jen Male Maldives has banned single-use plastic straws, takeaway cups and food containers effective January 2019.