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Introducing the Use of Biomass Amenities

As an environmentally friendly initiative and in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Resource Recycling Related to Plastics (hereinafter referred to as the Plastic Resource Recycling Act) that will come into effect on April 1, 2022, the company's hotel chain, Oriental Hotels & Resorts, will change to using biomass (made from rice waste) amenities such as toothbrushes, hairbrushes, and razors in order to focus on lessening disposable plastic amenities.

We are also working on environmental protection in our guest rooms by using canned mineral water, "WATER FROM OKINAWA," which contributes to the reduction of microplastics and donates a part of the proceeds to coral protection activities. In addition, the hotel has introduced the "Amenity Base," which is  being introduced throughout our hotel chain. The Amenity Base allows guests to take only the amenities they will use in a self-service manner which will further reduce the amount of waste.
Of the disposable plastic amenities listed in the "Plastic Resource Recycling Law," toothbrushes, hairbrushes, and razors account for more than 90% of the total weight. Oriental Hotels & Resorts has introduced biomass amenities centered on these three plastic amenities. In addition, we will use wooden stir sticks and paper straws effectively reducing the amount of plastic used by the hotel.

About Biomass Amenities (*)
Biomass amenities are amenities that use less plastic by blending bio-derived resources such as non-edible rice waste and crushed rice. This can also contribute to the reduction of domestic rice that is  discarded every year. In addition, more than half of the packaging materials are made from paper.
(*) From Sanyo Bussan Co., Ltd. materials
Our new amenity base "Arin Krin" allows customers to take amenities in a self-service manner. By offering a wide variety of items, our guests can freely choose the amenities they will enjoy. In this way, we aim to further reduce the amount of waste by encouraging guests to only take what they will use. At Arin Krin we offer about 40 different items including several kinds of hair oil and bath salts, a nice luxurious touch.

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