NewsSeptember 7, 2019

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Launches Eco-Initiatives for a Greener Future

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has embarked on an “eco-journey” for a greener future.

Sustainability and environmental consciousness is a growing trend in the tourism industry and Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is the latest to join this trend to preserve the natural beauty of the Maldives for future generations. The resort informs that through working with leading environmental organization and collaboration network, Parley For The Oceans and artist, John K. Melvin they are committed to the ban of single-use plastics and will soon offer Parley products.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island began to work with Parley for the Oceans late summer 2019, which initially started by giving each guest a Parley Kit upon arrival. Each kit contained a reusable stainless steel 0.7-litre Conrad x Parley co-branded water bottle and a Parley Ocean Plastic Tote Bag. Each tote bag is made of roughly five recycled plastic bottles.

The resort is also using art as a way to inspire its guests toward sustainability where they commissioned Melvin to create an art installation representing the goal of reducing plastic pollution among guests. The art, created with 5,500 plastic bottles and held together by coir rope and steel cable, resembles a jellyfish and serves as a visual reminder of the importance of combating climate change.

“With a mindful approach to travel, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island continues to inspire change,” said Stefano Ruzza, the General Manager at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. “Through creative collaborations with likeminded brands and the development of unique and educational experiences on and off property, we encourage our guests to become part of the solution as they reinforce a positive impact while travelling as well as in their daily life at home.”

The resort has also pledged to eliminate the use of plastic on the property by January 2020 with either glass or reusable material towards efforts to being committed to the Parley AIR strategy to end plastic pollution. This investment in the future of the environment is complemented by the resort’s new guest programming, which includes such eco-activities as beach clean-ups on neighbouring islands and a coral reef regeneration initiative with the resort’s own marine biologists.