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Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts to Ban Single-Use Plastics by 2020

Grupo Piñero, announces the results of its environmental policy registered between January and April. And the main measures that the company is implementing to reduce plastic usage, with the goal of eliminating it entirely.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts revealed that by 2020, the brand will ban the use of single-use plastic at all of its all-inclusive properties in the Caribbean and Spain.

The initiative is part of a greater corporate social responsibility under the direction of Grupo Piñero. Some milestones hit during the first four months of this year include the following:

• Reduced energy consumption per guest per stay by 8%
• Reduced water consumption per guest per stay by 2%
• Saved 40% more recyclable waste when compared to the same period in 2017

Grupo Piñero also contributes to the improvement of biodiversity. Through its collaboration with different associations and entities based on the destinations in which it operates. Among them the Eco-Bahia Foundation, in Mexico; the Museum of the Whales of Samana, in the Dominican Republic, or the Botanical Garden of Santo Domingo, also located in the Caribbean nation.

The hotel chain commits to reducing plastic usage, substituting disposable plastic cups for reusable cups and plastic straws for biodegradable ones. These changes are now in effect at Bahia Principe’s four properties in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Furthermore it has also been implemented on a corporate level, at all of Grupo Piñero offices. Consequently initiating a plan to reduce plastic usage in January, with the goal of banning all plastics by the end of the year.

“The preservation of the natural resources of each destination where a hotel has been erected, is an essential part of the corporate philosophy that mobilizes the operations of the group.” Jesús Durán, CEO of Grupo Piñero in the Dominican Republic and president of the Tourism Cluster of Samana.

As part of its CSR strategy, Grupo Piñero commits to being a healthy and sustainable company. Sensitive to the well-being of its professionals. Making a positive economic, social and environmental contribution in the areas in which it operates.

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