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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Tips for Hoteliers in Seychelles

Contributed by Sustainability for Seychelles for SHTA newsletter

Sustainability for Seychelles
Anyone who has spent a little time overseas is probably dismayed at the apparent lack of waste sorting and recycling in Seychelles. It is true that we do not have the same recycling services but there are some good reasons for this. We produce a lot of waste per capita, but because our population is tiny, the total amounts have typically not been enough to make export economically viable, with a few exceptions. The costs to ship waste to recycling markets overseas is high, and there is also the carbon footprint of transport and the recycling process to consider.
 
Right now, metal is the only local waste material that is a real moneymaker; the others like PET, paper and glass all require subsidies to make them work. We always have to ask ourselves – is recycling this junk really the most ecologically responsible option? In the 3R’s of waste management REDUCE, RE-USE, RECYCLING, the first option: REDUCE is always the best option, and we can do this by buying only what we need, avoiding overpackaging and plastic bags, having a compost to remove organics out of the waste stream, etc.

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Banyan Tree and Kempinski awarded Sustainable Tourism Label

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) has awarded Banyan Tree Seychelles Resort and Kempinski Seychelles Resort with a sustainable tourism certificate each.


This took place at the Grand Seychelles Ball on September 21 at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino. The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St Ange, presented the awards to representatives of the hotels.

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Message of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias on the occasion of the World Tourism Day, 27 September 2013

“Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future”

In spite of lingering economic challenges, tourism continues to be one of the world's fastest growing industries as well as a major source of foreign exchange and employment for many developing countries. Increasingly, the tourism industry is also focusing on its role as a steward of the natural environments that are one of its main assets; and as a unique awareness-raising and education tool for travellers and hosts alike.

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Hotel promotes hook & line labelled fish

Hotel promotes hook & line labelled fish

The Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino is officially the first hotel to promote the hook and line labelled fish.

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First three certified hotels receive certificates

 

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) has awarded its first three certified tourism establishments with their sustainable label certificates on Saturday, 29 September, during the grand annual Seychelles Ball that took place at the Constance Ephelia Resort.

 

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