Kura Kura Beach Resort Sustainability
At Kura Kura Beach Resort, we strive to manage a sustainable resort and respect our environment. We are constantly working to manage our carbon footprint by reducing plastic waste, reducing the amount of water used and minimize the use of detergents.
Our attitude is that we can never do enough for our environment and we are constantly on the lookout to introduce changes that benefit the island and our community. Whether it be better work practices or the implementation of new technologies, we strive to manage an sustainable, environmentally friendly resort.
Some of the changes that we have introduced so far;
1. Elimination of single use plastic bottles
We have stopped supplying plastic bottled water in our rooms. We used to supply 3 bottles of water per day in single use plastic containers. We now provide purified water in refillable containers that guests can use for drinking, making tea or coffee, or to brush your teeth. This change alone, based on 60% occupancy for 15 rooms has reduced our plastic waste by 9,850 bottles per year. We have also placed a small sign in the room asking guests to consider the environment and if they do not need daily washing of towels and sheets just place the sign on the bed when they leave the room. Every little bit helps!
2. Elimination of plastic straws
Plastic straws are terrible for the environment and we no longer use them in our restaurant or the mini market. All drinks such as cocktails or spirits are delivered to our guest using a bamboo straw. It’s surprising how many guests comment and ask where can they buy these, we respond “ in our shop of course”.
We buy the straws in Bali and bring them over to the island. They can be purchased for as little as USD 0.25c each.
3. Elimination of plastic carrier bags
Our mini market at the entrance to the resort no longer provides single-use plastic bags for purchases. When you make a purchase, you can bring your own reusable bag, or we have Kura Kura souvenir bags available for approximately USD 0.70c .
4. Refill your bottle, reduce plastic waste, inspire
Our Mini market, located in the main harbour is also a filling station for travelers that want to refill their own plastic containers. This is part of the fill my bottle campaign that is becoming very popular around the world. RefillMyBottle works with diverse businesses, nonprofits, and other organisations to address plastic waste problems starting in Indonesia. Our partners contribute more than financial support. Their time, manpower, support, ideas and more are helping build stronger community. Support us in our quest to spread the word about RefillMyBottle campaign.
Our Kura Kura staff also volunteer for the Sunday island cleanup campaign. They do this in their own time and do an amazing job in collecting rubbish that washes up on the Gili Meno shoreline.