Mumbai: As India takes centre stage as the global host of World Environment Day 2018, SouthAsia’s largest Indian hospitality company, The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) addresses this year’s theme #BeatPlasticPollution with its first ever ‘Zero Single Use Plastic Hotel’, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans.

In line with IHCL’s commitment to safeguard the environment, Taj Andamans, situated on relatively undiscovered Havelock Islands, has taken great care to construct a 72-villa world-class resort on 46 acres of forest and mangroves while preserving the fragile eco-system of the island.

Not a single tree has been felled during the construction of the resort. It has an onsite bottling plant eliminating the use of plastic bottles, a waste disposal system, converting wet waste to gas and compost and a sanitation treatment plant to limit its carbon footprint.

Ahead of World Environment Day, the company had launched a number of initiatives, which significantly reduced the usage of single use plastics across hotels, including replacing plastic wrapped dry amenities with eco-friendly substitutes across 20 of its hotels.