Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PressExposure) December 08, 2013 -- The Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai has been making great strides in checking its carbon footprint by incorporating best environmental practices. Recently the hotel joined the "Can Collection" Drive organised by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG). The campaign was aimed at spreading awareness about proper waste management and recycling.
Mr Scott Butcher, General Manager, Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai, said, "As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility policy ethical environmental practices are a key priority for us. We are committed to establishing and adhering to an environmental domain that provides solutions to issues at hand. Small, everyday actions can drastically cut down carbon and the Can Collection Drive was a great initiative in that direction . While enhancing the local surroundings it helped creating awareness in waste management and recycling. At the end it is all about responsible living."
Since its inception, the "Can Collection" campaign has gained tremendous support from all sectors of society. As a result of this, the Emirates Environmental Group has successfully collected a total of 188,943 kg of aluminum cans till the end of August 2013, which has resulted in the mitigation of 2,836 metric ton of CO2 and saved 4,586 m3 of space in the landfill which is almost two Olympic sized swimming pools.
However, the UAE still has a long way to catch up when it comes to recycling. Every year, more than 500 million canned beverages are consumed in the country but only about five per cent of these are sent for recycling as compared to a world-wide average of 63 per cent. This year's goal is to collect a total 25 tons of aluminum cans for recycling to divert recyclable waste from going to landfills across the UAE.
Mr. Butcher stressed, "It is vital to tackle issues affecting climate change at all levels. I am glad we participated in the programme that was aimed at improving the scenario."
In March 2013, the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai was awarded international Green Globe Certification for demonstrating a firm commitment towards reducing the impact of its business on the environment.
Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai is conveniently located opposite Burjuman Shopping Centre adjacent to the Dubai Metro few minutes' drive from the airport and within easy reach of the city's major leisure and business establishments. The 390-room 5-star hotel is the ideal address for both business and leisure travellers enjoying close proximity to Dubai Museum, Spice Souk, Gold Souk and Dubai World Trade Centre. It boasts a range of superb restaurants, a sports bar; rooftop pool, fitness centre, event facilities for up to 220 people and a business centre. Room amenities include Wi-Fi, interactive TV system with 100+ channels, desk and mini-bar, tea- and coffee-making equipment, designer bathrooms and 24-hour room service.
For more information about the hotel visit: http://www.parkregiskriskin.com
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