This Stop Food Waste Day on 28 April, LUX* Le Morne and LUX* Belle Mare are taking their food waste fight one step further by organising a series of zero waste workshops and activities every day between 24 and 30 April that aims to educate and inform guests on how they can reduce food waste whilst on vacation and even long after their holiday tan has faded.
According to FWH Mauritius, 5,281 tonnes of food are thrown away each year. Both hotels, certified this year by The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste, a Singapore-based third-party audited certification and benchmarking system, have pledged to reduce food waste in their respective establishments by an average of 20% with the remaining waste repurposed into animal feed and fertilisers at year end.
From Sunday 24th April, guests of LUX* Belle Mare will be able to participate in a zero-waste dessert workshop, learn to make body scrub from coffee beans which are known to reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve blood circulation as well as participate in tea watercolour painting at the Junk Art Gallery, using used leaves and root vegetables as colourants.
The team at LUX* Le Morne also brought the awareness campaign to the neighbourhood schools by organising a series of sustainable workshops.
Jérémie de Fombelle, General Manager of LUX* Le Morne Resort, firmly believes that the protection of the environment cannot be achieved without the involvement and participation of citizens. “Our mission extends beyond our hotel’s walls. We want to include the neighbouring communities in our endeavours, by sharing with them the many tools and knowledge we have at our disposal. This begins with children, who, after all, hold the key to our future. It is our duty to sensitise them to the importance of sustainability and individual actions, to ensure they become environmentally aware and responsible adults.”
Guests at the hotel can also learn more about composting so they can continue using their newfound skill back home to create their own nutrient-rich soil for their home garden and reduce their environmental impact by taking control of their consumption and waste production.
Check out LUX* Le Morne’s zero food waste video here.