Wyndham Destinations has introduced a streamlined agenda of sustainability initiatives across its South Pacific portfolio in an effort to prioritise green efforts and ensure consistency across the network.
Now in effect across its Ramada by Wyndham, Wyndham branded resorts and Club Wyndham timeshare ownership network, the company has introduced bamboo RFID keycards for room entry in place of plastic room keys.
The new technology is aimed at reducing paper consumption across the network, with the effort extended to the company’s corporate headquarters and offices where employees have been encouraged to go paperless to reduce paper use by 81%.
Plastic, particularly single-use plastic products, is also on the way out with bulk amenities to replace individual bottles on all hair and body products in guest rooms and club apartments. Bio cutlery and packaging will also be phased in with eco-straws and equipment to take the place of plastic utensils. Plastic balloons will also be removed from events and conferences across the network. The plastic exodus builds on a 2019 commitment which kickstarted the initiative with the removal of plastic straws.
Further initiatives will include an annual litter clean-up event as part of the network’s annual calendar at each property, while composting and cultivation of vegetable and herb gardens will also pop up at many resorts.
Energy-efficient lighting will be introduced at each resort, while future refurbishments will see old furniture donated or recycled to ensure items don’t end up in landfill.
All initiatives will be subject to monthly monitoring and recording with optimisation programs in place to maximise efforts, especially as it relates to energy and water usage.
Wyndham Destinations President and Managing Director, International Operations, Barry Robinson, said the company was leading the way to make every customer touchpoint more sustainable and eco-friendly.
We are proud to help preserve the environments in which we operate for future generations through the implementation of sustainable practices,” Robinson said.
“There has never been a greater interest in sustainable travel among our guests and club members, and we are pleased with how we have continuously evolved our resort and club experiences to meet the demand. We will continue to look for ways to challenge outdated thinking and welcome sustainable innovation across our resort collection.”