(Tourism Magazine) – September 9, in the City Hoi An, Quang Nam province, Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort officially announced that it is a resort with no plastic waste released into the environment and no more single-use plastic items. The program received the attention of Departments and Agencies in Quang Nam; Vietnam Tourism Association and central and local press agencies.
According to Mr. Tran Thai Do, investor of Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort, with the orientation of sustainable development, Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort has pursued the journey of environmental protection from the first day of construction by using environmentally friendly materials and using plastic waste reduction programs. To implement the plan, the Resort has set specific criteria and solutions for each waste problem and applied it synchronously and actively to ensure complete elimination of plastic waste at the Resort. short-term maintenance. This action not only protects the environment but also opens up great opportunities for sustainable tourism.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hong, Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Nam province said: This is the first resort pioneering no plastic waste and is a practical action in concretizing the set of tourism criteria. green calendar. At the same time, this is also a pilot model for tourism businesses in general as well as resorts and hotels in the area to orient their tourism products and develop green tourism as their development orientation. development of the province.
Welcoming and appreciating the efforts of Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort for joining hands to contribute to the goal of plastic waste-free tourism in Vietnam, Mr. Vu The Binh, Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association, emphasized Strength: The resort’s announcement ceremony of “Zero plastic resort” is a specific action of the business, with great significance in creating spillovers for the tourism business community not only in Hoi An but across the country about the determination to implement sustainable tourism development in Vietnam. Based on the set of criteria “Hotels without plastic waste” developed and successfully implemented by the Resort, the Vietnam Tourism Association will research, complete and issue immediately to apply the assessment to guests. The hotel is a member of the Vietnam Tourism Association, moving forward to lobby competent state agencies to officially promulgate it for application throughout the tourism industry.
Introducing the sustainable development journey and the Zero Plastic Waste Hotel Criteria being applied at Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort, Ms. Ha Thi Dieu Vien – manager of the Silk Sense Resort Sustainable Development Project said: One of the major challenges in implementing a Plastic Zero Waste Hotel is finding and implementing appropriate alternatives to plastic and single-use plastic products. This requires us to research carefully and find partners to provide environmentally friendly products. The next challenge is to change the consumption habits of customers and employees in the hotel. To be successful in reducing plastic waste, it is necessary to create awareness and promote change in the way people use and consume products. This may require a long-term process of spreading positive benefits, creating habit changes among both customer and employee groups. We had to look for supplier partners who were reliable and committed to zero plastic waste. At the same time, it is necessary to create trust and consensus from customers so that customers are willing to participate and support.
“A clear statement, a reasonable alternative, a transparent policy… will be an effective bridge between customers, partners and hotels without plastic waste,” Ms. Vien affirmed.