Wivenhoe House has launched a plastic patrol made up of staff and Edge Hotel School students to work towards eliminating single use plastic around the hotel.
More than 20 people, including students and staff from all the hotel’s departments turned up to the first meeting, led by general manager Oliver Brown who said: “I was delighted to see that so many people are interested in this important subject. I hope, by working together, we can make a real difference.
“As the home of the Edge Hotel School we need to lead by example and by working towards eliminating single use plastic, we should become a sustainable business other people will look up to as a good example.”
Led by the plastic patrol’s new champion, Apprentice Commis Chef Tyler-James Russell, hotel staff will now actively seek alternatives to single use plastic and engage with suppliers to encourage them to offer sustainable options.
Wivenhoe House has already eliminated plastic straws. The brasserie offers all diners complimentary still and sparkling water through an arrangement with Thoreau, an innovative Scandinavian company that filtrates and carbonates tap water, cutting down on the delivery of approximately 1,000 bottles of water a month.