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Four Seasons Resort Cuts Waste with On-Site Water-Bottling Facility

by Holly Riddle

Oct 25, 2019

Hoi an, Vietnam. Photo: Thipphawan. Philatan | Dreamstime.com

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As part of the brand’s initiatives to reduce plastic consumables, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, the only 5-star resort in Vietnam, launched Project Aqua this month. The project includes an on-site water-bottling facility at the resort estimated to reduce annual plastic waste by 5.8 tons.

The water-bottling facility is tucked away, out of guests’ view, hidden by the property’s 4,500 palm trees. Using UV and reverse osmosis filtration, the system creates clean water without any plastic waste. Four Seasons christened the resulting water brand Pure. The Pure logo makes a nod to the local culture by featuring a woman in an ao dai, a traditional Vietnamese dress.

Branded bottles of Pure water are in each guestroom. Reusable aluminum bottles are available for purchase throughout the resort as well and can be refilled at water stations dotting the property. Four Seasons expects reusable bottles will eliminate more than 420,000 plastic bottles annually.

“With our strong global and local reputation, it’s essential that The Nam Hai not only sets the standard in terms of hospitality but also leads by example with sustainability initiatives,” said Bryan Ruch, manager, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An. “Project Aqua represents one step in a long and ongoing sustainability journey that all hotels, businesses and households need to commit to if we are to turn the tide on environmental destruction. By showing what’s possible in terms of sustainable hospitality, we hope to encourage others to do what they can to be a part of the solution.”

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