LUX* South Ari Atoll partners with Dhiraagu to launch reusable bag campaign
LUX* South Ari Atoll has teamed up with local telecom giant Dhiraagu to launch a campaign aimed at replacing all plastic bags used by staff members with reusable bags.
In a statement, LUX* South Ari Atoll said 28,500 plastic bags are used per year by staff members when they purchase items from the staff shop, store and restaurant. The Reusable Bag Campaign aims to replace those bags with reusable bags, while informing staff members on the impact of plastic bags on the environment, it added.
Under the campaign, Dhiraagu has already provided each staff member with two reusable bags.
“We would like to thank the team at Dhiraagu for being a part of this and lending their assistance in every way that they could,” Hussain Afeef, Regional Director of Training, Development and Quality Assurance at LUX* South Ari Atoll, was quoted in the statement as saying.
This campaign, which sets a benchmark for all resorts in the Maldives, is in line with an initiative recently launched by parent company, LUX* Resorts and Hotels to achieve a carbon-clean future. The initiative, called Tread Lightly, involves offsetting 100 percent of carbon emissions during guest stays. A €1 per day voluntary contribution is used to support various offsetting projects.
Fresh from its relaunch, cutting-edge designer villas and world-class dining can be found only a 30-minute seaplane flight away from the main Velana International Airport, making LUX* South Ari Atoll one of the most exciting resort in the Maldives. Excellent eating and drinking is always a cut above the rest at LUX* and at South Ari Atoll, there is authentic South East Asian street food in the Maldives’ only over-the-water gourmet night market and world-class Chinese cuisine at East, along with the Japanese restaurant, Umami, which offers live teppanyaki and dazzling selection of sakés.
LUX* has recently announced the opening of its second resort in the Maldives later this year. Named LUX* North Male Atoll and located on the six hectare picnic island of Olhahali, the new resort features contemporary architecture that is unique for the Indian Ocean, including private terraces, rooftop lounges, outdoor decks, private gardens and 13m private pools.