BANGKOK, 2 June 2023: Centara Hotels & Resorts is marking this year’s World Environment Day (5 June) and Ocean Day (8 June) events with the revival of its highly successful 2019 ‘Plastics Only, Please’ (P-O-P) campaign to raise awareness and take action against plastic waste.

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, all Centara’s properties will feature POP sculptures – wire sea life creations – that serve as bins for plastic waste found on or around the beach from 5 to 30 June 2023.

This initiative encourages guests and staff to collect plastic refuse and “feed” it to the hungry P-O-P creatures. At the end of each week, Centara’s waste management teams will remove the contents, weigh the trash, and prepare it for sorting and delivery to local recycling facilities. In 2019, these ‘plastic-eating’ sculptures collected over 400 kilograms of plastic waste, reducing the plastic burden in local landfills and ensuring reusable plastic materials were recycled and reused properly rather than thrown away.

“At Centara, we are deeply committed to sustainability and believe in doing our part to raise awareness about environmental issues and put those ideas into action. After the success of our ‘Plastics Only, Please’ campaign in 2019, we are looking forward to achieving even greater results this year with a new range of P-O-P sculptures to be featured at our incredible beachfront properties. We encourage guests, staff and anyone who happens upon plastic waste to help support our initiative and #BeatPlasticPollution together,” said Centara Hotels & Resorts EVP  hotel operations David Good.

World Environment Day: Solutions to Plastic Pollution #BeatPlasticPollution and World Ocean Day campaigns are part of the growing worldwide plastic reduction movement that has gained significant traction recently. By 2025, Centara aims to have 100% of its properties certified as sustainable by accredited certification bodies as a key element of the organisation’s long-term sustainability objectives and eliminate single-use plastic items, including drinking straws, laundry bags, takeaway food containers, fitness centre and poolside plastic bottles, and plastic guest room amenities, to minimise environmental impact across the entire guest journey.

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(Source: Centara Hotels & Resorts)