Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) has ramped up its sustainability drive with the launch of its Eco-MICE packages to meet the increasing demand for sustainable events.
Among its green initiatives are providing guests with meals served in sustainable packaging, and meetings and events will feature reusable pens and recycled paper.
To encourage the use of public transport for lower carbon emissions, all guaranteed delegates on this package will receive a complimentary EZ-Link card with S$5 (US$3.70) stored value. Unserved food will also be donated to the Food Bank to reduce food waste.
In addition, food grinders and a biodigester have been installed in its kitchens to significantly reduce the amount of food waste that heads to landfills. Furthermore, all MICE venues at RWS have been retrofitted with energy-efficient LED lighting and motion-activated lighting in washrooms, with plans to upgrade air conditioning chillers to improve efficiency.
Theo Ocks, vice president, MICE and Corporate Sales, RWS, said: “Our Eco MICE packages mark RWS’s commitment to further our sustainability goals. With the ongoing global effort to push environmental sustainability, RWS will continue to establish gold standards in sustainable MICE industry practices.”
RWS’ sustainability commitment also extends to its Responsible Sourcing Strategies. The integrated resort has ceased provision of single-use plastic straws, ceased sales of single-use plastic water bottles, as well as initiated phased reduction of single-use plastic tableware like sauce dishes, plastic cups and plastic takeaway bowls since 2018.
Reusable or other sustainable alternatives have been offered in place of plastic options and this approximately reduced 130 tons of plastic from packaging waste per year.
Where possible, RWS also sources seafood and vegetable from local suppliers, in alignment with Singapore’s 30 by 30 Green Plan, as well as drives adoption of various products with sustainability-related certifications.