“I feel our role in protecting this world should be embraced by everyone as a sense of responsibility for our future generations.” - Jennifer Cheung, General Manager of EAST Hong Kong
Sustainability is more than a trend - it’s a lifestyle movement that we’ve proudly embraced. From eco menus to going plastic-free, we’ve made some big steps at EAST Hong Kong to inspire our guests and visitors to live a greener life.
A key project has been our eco-friendly festive decorations. Every Christmas, we repurpose different hotel materials such as corks and boxes and give them a new life as part of our Christmas village. Our village grows every year, and so do our ambitions.
We’re leading the pack at EAST, pioneering programmes that our sister hotels in Beijing and Miami are implementing too to help our guests feel good about what they eat and drink, and confident that their stay is as sustainable as possible. Below you’ll find more details about the different ways our team is making sure a better tomorrow starts here.
We have obtained an Excellent Class in the IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) Certification Scheme set up by Environmental Protection Department in Hong Kong, pledging to provide a safe and healthy environment for our guests and team members.
We’re big believers in living a minimal waste lifestyle – that’s why over 80% of our hotel products are reusable or recyclable. Making eco-friendly choices like paper over plastic packaging, and inviting guests to take part in our Go Green Programme - because only changing linens and towels when needed, is the just the beginning!
Going green is tastier than ever with our healthy plant-based menus that use fresh ingredients from our urban garden and meat-free alternatives. We only source cage-free eggs in our energy-efficient kitchens and Sugar offers guests a selection of vegan and biodynamic wines from France and Spain.
Water is precious; so we’re constantly exploring new ways to reduce our usage and ditch single-use plastic bottles. Key steps we’ve taken include installing in-room filters and flow controllers as well as working with NGO ‘Water for Free’ to give away free drinking water to anyone who brings their own cup or bottle.
Sustainability is a team effort. We love working with local organisations such as the Foodlink Foundation to donate unused food to those who need it most and also partnered with Hong Kong-based NGO Redress on an exhibition to raise awareness of textile wastage. We also participate in and promote initiatives such as Ocean Park Conservation Foundation’s ‘No Straw Campaign.’
There’s no greener way to travel than by bike or on foot. That’s why we’re inspiring guests to get out and explore Hong Kong’s natural side with complimentary hiking packs and bicycle rental. Borrow a bike, strap on your running shoes and discover parks, trails and green spaces.
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