The Resorts World Sentosa casino resort in Singapore says the water and soft drinks that it gives patrons at its attractions now come in boxes or aluminium cans instead of throwaway plastic bottles.
The casino resort issued on Tuesday a written statement saying boxes and cans are less harmful to the environment than throwaway plastic bottles.
For a similar reason, Resorts World Sentosa now supplies guests in its hotels with drinking water contained in refillable glass carafes in their rooms, and has installed drinking-water stations on each hotel floor.
The casino resort – operated by Genting Singapore Ltd – stopped giving its patrons throwaway plastic drinking straws in 2018.
Now boxes and cans have replaced throwaway plastic bottles at the various facilities at the resort. These are: Universal Studios Singapore; the S.E.A. Aquarium; its restaurants including those run by celebrity chefs; the Malaysian Food Street; its meetings and exhibitions space; and all six hotels at Resorts World Sentosa.
The resort said its action would prevent the throwing away each year of 6.7 million plastic bottles, together weighing over 100 tonnes, and so lessen the threat of such rubbish polluting the environment.
In Macau, casino operator MGM China Holdings Ltd said in April that the restaurants in its premises had replaced all throwaway plastic items with substitutes that were less harmful to the environment.
Other Macau casino operators that are reducing the amount of throwaway plastic they give their patrons include Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd and Sands China Ltd.
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Senior partner at business consultancy Global Market Advisors