Sharjah, UAE, October 2023 – Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, managed by Hospitality Management Holding (HMH), is reinforcing its commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation by launching an innovative onsite water bottling plant system. This initiation represents the first of its kind among hotels in the Northern Emirates, aiming to eliminate the use of plastic bottles, preventing approximately 300,672 plastic bottles from entering the environment annually.
His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority graced the launch and commended the unwavering commitment to sustainability of Coral Beach Resort Sharjah. He reiterated, “Let me congratulate Coral Beach Resort Sharjah for taking a leap in sustainability as a property in Sharjah. I would like to commend everyone in your team for believing in the importance of sustainability, its impact in our day today life in general. We are very glad that you started this and looking forward to having more companies to follow the initiative.”
Plastic waste reduction has become a primary focus at Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, with plastic bottles constituting a significant portion of the property's plastic waste, particularly in food & beverage outlets and guestrooms. By implementing this unique water bottling plant, the resort is on its way to eliminating single-use plastics, contributing to a cleaner and greener future.
Iftikhar Hamdani, Area General Manager at Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, said, "We are dedicated to reducing our overall environmental footprint while maintaining exceptional guest experiences. Our water filtration system ensures the production of high-quality water, meticulously bottled in our onsite bottling plant room, and made available in hotel guestrooms and food & beverage outlets."
The plastic-free project is part of the resort’s ongoing sustainability efforts. In March 2021, HMH launched “Be Green, Go Green” across all its managed hotels, energizing its CSR program and took positive actions for environment. Some of the activities that Coral Beach Resort Sharjah performed are planting of 110 trees around the world, the resort even has its own Coralganic Farm. The resort also converted the discarded linen into reusable bags and distributed them to its staff. On waste management system, the resort reduces waste to landfill through collaboration with local organization who help convert recyclable wastes like cans, cartons, gadgets and used oil. While the other wastes go to the onsite compactor machine.