Bin It to Win It” challenge by Sunway Putra Hotel

by - December 24, 2019

Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur recently organised “Bin It to Win It” challenge to create awareness on repurposing used fabrics. This is in line with the hospitality group - Sunway Hotels & Resorts’ partnership with Kloth Cares, a Malaysian social entrepreneurship movement dedicated to keep fabrics out of landfills through rethinking, reusing, reducing, repurposing and recycling unwanted fabrics.

The partnership with Kloth Cares involves a permanent Kloth Cares bin placed in the hotel for its employees to recycle their used linen, clothes and soft toys which are then collected on a monthly basis by Kloth Cares. Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur’s challenge which ran from 6 – 13 November 2019 is aimed at encouraging its employees to recycle their used fabrics and apply the function of the Kloth Cares bin. During the two-week challenge, the Hotel has successfully collected more than 500 kg of linens and old textiles. 

According to Mr. Michael Monks, General Manager of Sunway Putra Hotel, “Our aim is to collect at least 2200 kg of unwanted fabrics by the end of year 2021. I am very happy to know all Sunway Putra Hotel’s employees are willing to donate and hopefully with this initiative, employees are more aware on the necessity of responsible consumption amongst all.  It is estimated that Malaysians produce up to 2,000 tonnes of textile wastes and other wearable products daily; unrecycled, they make up 5% of all solid waste. Decomposed textile waste releases methane, a harmful greenhouse gas that is a significant contributor to global warming”.

At the end of the challenge period, three (3) winners were chosen based on highest collection weight. First prize wins an accommodation stay at Sunway Hotel Hanoi; while second and third prize were at Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh and Sunway Hotel Georgetown respectively.

1st Place - Ooi Li Sen, Director of IT
2nd Place - Gaithiri Subramaniam, Admin Officer (Engineering)
3rd Place - Cheryl Yeo, Catering Executive (Prize received by representative Audrey Lim, Director of Sales)

This initiative by Sunway Hotels & Resorts is part of the #sunwayforgood movement, which is Sunway’s commitment towards a sustainable environment, economy and society. Committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Sunway Hotels & Resorts continues to align its business, operating strategies and corporate culture with sustainable practices and solutions in line with the SDG agenda. All Sunway Hotels & Resorts’ are fully committed and have adopted SDG2 that focuses on Zero Hunger and SDG12 on Responsible Consumption and Production; fostering a better future for the communities in which Sunway builds, serves and lives

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