September 13, 2021

Journey Towards Zero Waste

Our ambition towards zero waste across our properties extends to our communities as well.

We believe collaboration and partnerships are the way forward to achieving our goals. As such, Resplendent Ceylon’s Cape Weligama partnered with Eco Spindles, to address the growing impacts of marine plastic pollution.

The mounting production of plastics, owing to its cost-effective and convenient nature, together with irresponsible waste management practices, continues to exacerbate the environmental, social and economic impacts of marine pollution.

Cape Weligama, together with Eco Spindles, collaborated on establishing plastic waste collection points along the Weligama coast in an effort to prevent plastic waste from ending in our oceans. These units are made entirely of repurposed materials including discarded sunbeds, further easing our impact on landfills.

The plastic waste collected is processed by Eco Spindles via innovative recycling technology to produce monofilaments and yarn which is upcycled into cleaning brushes and clothing, respectively.

As part of our ongoing ambition towards zero waste, we hope to continue educating the communities we operate within on the environmental impacts of single use plastics.

Written by Sherani Ruberu, Sustainability Manager, Resplendent Ceylon.