Singapore-headquartered IoT-driven water tech start-up Boon has collaborated with ibis India to minimise plastic wastage from hotel rooms and premises. The initiative is being driven by replacing plastic bottles with sustainable glass water bottles with a negligible carbon footprint.
The company claims that its proprietary Zero-Mile Water ™ systems use artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT to reduce daily plastic usage. The system helps in creating a safe and affordable circular system for hotels. It purifies and packages drinking water in glass bottles and claims to remove plastic bottles from the pollution chain altogether.
Hotel chain enterprise ibis India hotels promotes towel reuse, tree plantation, eco-design, and healthy and sustainable food, including the banning of overfished species in their restaurants. It claims to support sustainable tourism as well as reduce carbon footprint through the use of biodegradable materials. The process functions on the model of the circular economy principle, where an automated in-house system washes, sterilizes, and re-fills glass bottles, the statement added.
Sharing her views on the partnership, Vibha Tripathi, Founder of Boon, said, “ We, at Boon, are fully committed to fighting the calamitous impacts of plastic wastage on our planet, its resources, and wildlife. In the past, we have partnered with more than 200 hotels in replacing plastic with sustainable glass bottles and our initiative with ibis India is another major step towards the noble cause. This provision of healthy alkaline mineralized water in glass bottles through these cutting cutting-edge sustainable technologies will go a long way in reducing the environmental impact, while also promoting a more responsible usage of water.”
Commenting on the occasion, Vinay Gupta, Director of Operations, ibis and ibis styles, India, said, “At ibis India, we strive to provide the best to our guests while ensuring that all our business decisions have a positive impact on the environment. The consumption and therein wastage of plastic products, especially single-use plastics have been a driving factor in harming ecosystems, wildlife, and human health.”
“This is why we feel that the newly installed bottling plant will be a major step towards showcasing our efforts of going green. It also falls in line with us following the global practice of eradicating single-use plastic from across our operations and the traveler’s increasing demand for the implementation of eco-friendly practices,” he added.