MGM China Eliminates All Single-Use Plastic

MGM China has announced that it has now eliminated all single-use plastic both in its takeaway packaging at its shops as well as at all of its restaurants at its Macau IRs.

The press release explains, “The milestone marks a significant step towards the reduction of food and beverage plastic packaging waste in Macau which will save 4.5 million pieces of single-use plastic per year from being disposed of into the environment.”

Grant Bowie, chief executive officer and executive director of MGM China, added, “Reducing plastic waste is a small act that creates a ‘ripple effect’ towards wider change. As one of Macau’s key integrated resorts with prominent presence, we have a responsibility to use our scale for good to lead the local hospitality industry in a plastic-free movement. We have acknowledged that this is only the beginning of the journey, and we know there is more that can be done. We will continue our efforts in working with the government and industry partners to introduce many more positive steps toward sustainability.”

Last month, Melco Resorts & Entertainment announced that it had become “the first and only hospitality group and IR operator globally” to become a signatory to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and that it would remove all single-use plastic bottles from all employee areas and, by the end of 2020, extend the ban to guest areas. (AGB Nippon)