We, at Mook Lanta Eco Resort, have always tried to reduce the waste we produce:
|Our guests leave their unfinished products for others to use|
- We ask guests to refill their water bottles with us.
- We recycle all our plastic bottles, cans, glasses and cardboard.
- We use dispensers in the rooms for Shampoo and bodywash.
- We change linen once every 3 days (unless the guest needs it changing more regularly).
- We ensure all our air condition units are off when no one is in the room.
- We have solar lights along our walkway (and are increasing our solar use further this year).
- We no longer use plastic laundry bags, but have reusable bags in the rooms.
- We ask our guests to leave behind unfinished suntan lotion, shampoos etc and unwanted toys, so that others can use them.
|We have reusable Laundry bags|
But we are not the only ones, Koh Lanta has many people dedicated to reduce/reuse/recycle the waste on Lanta:
|Trash Hero beach clean every Sunday on Koh Lanta|
- Trash Hero Lanta (who we sponsor) organise regular beach clean ups.
- Auntie Bee's recycle waste packaging and turn it into funky new things.
|Fans made from discarded Straws|
- 7/11 help with beach clean ups and are actively trying to reduce the plastic bags they give away and promote recycling.
- Many other hotels and businesses are composting their waste, reducing/recycling their plastic waste.
|Auntie Bee's make new funky bags from old Rice Sacks=|
But not only Lanta is doing this, Thailand is trying to drive change:
|7/11 trying to be part of the solution, not the problem|
- 7/11 have their first shop in Koh Tao where no plastic bags are given out.
- Single use plastics have been banned from all National Parks.
- Amazon Coffee, will discount your coffee if you bring your own cup.
- The government has banned smoking on many popular beaches around Thailand.
- The Tourist Association of Thailand is working with strategic partners to create sustainable tourism.
|Discounts for those who bring their own cups at Amazon Cafe|
But we have a long way to go! So help us create sustainable tourism in Thailand, by reducing/reusing/recycling your waste.