Soneva ‘talking trash’ for BookGreener webinar

How can destinations manage resources for positive impacts?

How can destinations manage resources for positive impacts?

Arnfinn Oines, Social & Environmental Conscience at Soneva is joining a webinar on waste management on 13th October 2015.

In association with the Green Sustainable Tourism Council BookGreener’s latest monthly webinar will look at tips for improving waste management for hotels and resorts.

Called Talking Trash: Waste Management: health, environment & aesthetics, participants will hear advice from international experts who understand the issues hoteliers face. They will receive helpful tips and best practices to implement in their hotel, and ways to improve their positive impacts for the local community.

Arnfinn oversees the responsible business practices at International Tourism Partnership member Soneva resorts, which have received numerous environmental awards. He has been involved in implementing and establishing the Soneva Carbon Calculator, Soneva Clean Water Projects, Soneva Forest Restoration Project, Myanmar Stoves Campaign, the SLOW LIFE Foundation, the SLOW LIFE Symposium and the group’s Social & Environmental PnPs.

Joining Arnfinn in the webinar is Olivier Pouillon, Founder of the Bali Recycling Company. With more than 20 years’ experience in the environmental field, including a job in solid waste management in Indonesia, American-born, long-term Bali resident Olivier lives and breathes waste. Believing “proper waste management is essential to our ecosystems health, economy and future”, he established the pioneering Bali Recycling Company in Ubud in late 2010 – Bali’s first fully licensed waste recycling facility and hazardous waste processor. Of its “zero waste” philosophy, Olivier says, “There’s no such thing as waste, everything is a potential resource!” An example of this is Bali Recycling’s innovative up cycling programme which makes better use of waste materials by producing beautiful glasses from discarded glass bottles; stunning bags, pouches and textiles from unwanted plastic bags, and more.

Also joining the webinar is Sarah Farrell from Green Hotelier featured regular Hotel Verde, South Africa's greenest hotel and the first hotel in Africa to offer carbon-neutral accommodation and conferencing. Hotel Verde is the first hotel in Africa to achieve Platinum LEED certification, assigned by the United States Green Building Council.

As well as winning Green Hotelier 2015 for Africa and the Middle East, they are the winners of the Imvelo Award 2014 by Lilizela for Best Overall Environmental Management System, and also the World Responsible Tourism Award 2014 at World Travel Market, for Best City Hotel.

Hoteliers interested to learn from these experts on effective waste management should register for the webinar.

When: Wednesday, October 13 Time: 4 PM (Singapore time) For more information and to register.

2 Responses to Soneva ‘talking trash’ for BookGreener webinar

  1. It would be definitely interesting to hear the stories from these influential people dealing with important issues in sustainable tourism.

  2. This is Alex @ BookGreener
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