In its drive to reduce all negative impacts on the environment, The Sarojin, the luxury boutique hotel in Khao Lak, Thailand, has completed its mission to remove all single-use plastics.
Aware of the impact generated by single-use plastic and as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Thailand’s 56-room boutique residence, The Sarojin, has removed all plastic water bottles and one-use amenities from the resort. From now on, all guests will be provided with a complimentary reusable water bottle at check-in to use during their stay – and take home if they wish – and amenities at all residences have been replaced with stylish ceramic refillable dispensers.
The Sarojin has already embarked on a program to reduce its use of plastic water bottles. In 2019 the resort invested in an on-site water bottling plant and replaced plastic bottles with reusable glass bottles in all guest residences and meeting rooms. However, there were instances when plastic bottles were still being used, such as airport transfers, excursions and Lady Sarojin boat trips. With reusable water bottles, this will no longer be the case.
Several refill stations are now in place throughout the resort´s grounds for guests to top up their bottles as needed with a choice of normal water and a selection of flavour-infused waters available, including jasmine flower and lime on Mondays and green apple and thyme on Sundays.
In addition to this, one-use amenities have been replaced with refillable ceramic dispensers whilst continuing to use the luxurious products by the sustainable skincare brand JUKU, whose ethos is to offer a natural sensory experience that brings back balance to body and mind.
JUKU’s products use high-quality natural ingredients, including some of the most exquisite essential oils and herb extracts, with the selection of aromatic products available at The Sarojin, including rosemary and lavender shampoo, rosemary and lavender conditioner, lavender and tea tree body wash, patchouli bath foam, patchouli and charcoal bath salts and lavender body lotion.
The Sarojin has been committed to sustainability since its inception and runs several energy-conserving, sustainable water and waste reduction initiatives, but the introduction of these two products has enabled the resort to eliminate its use of plastic bottles completely.
Its efforts have not gone unnoticed, as The Sarojin was recently awarded Best Hotel at the Responsible Thailand Awards 2022, an honour that recognises organisations for their green initiatives and tireless efforts to promote sustainable tourism.
The boutique residence has earned itself an outstanding reputation for supporting community projects thanks to its series of ongoing initiatives. They include the recently launched ‘One Booking One Tree’, which supports local mangrove reforestation programmes; The Sarojin Cares Days, which see staff and guests that wish to volunteer work with the community to support an array of well-deserving projects; and The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund, a community fund directing and administering funds to various elements of Khao Lak’s development.
To learn more about The Sarojin and to see all the facilities it offers, visit its website www.sarojin.com.
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