Achieving zero single-use plastic is no mean feat, but Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel in Abu Dhabi is about to complete its commitment to replace or remove all plastic items, from toiletries to water bottles.
The hotel's water-from-air bottling plant - operational in March 2023 - allows for the substitution of the final item on their list: plastic water bottles.
How does it work?
The Fairmont Bab Al Bahr's water bottling plant uses advanced technology to produce water from air. This air-to-water process utilises Atmospheric Water Generator, an innovative solution developed by Eshara Water.
Once produced, the water will be filtered and mineralised, and then filled into reusable, glass bottles.
The plant will produce a total of 4,000 litres of water per day and will enough to serve a total of 367 rooms, suites, and villas, as well as all restaurants across the hotel.
The hotel is already synonymous with initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, water and energy usage, waste, and more, including:
Recycling used cooking oils to be transformed into biodiesel (around 10,000 litres are produced each year).
Installing flow regulators and tap aerators to control water usage and reduce water consumption in rooms and public areas by 20%.
Using over 30 locally sourced ingredients, plus fish from responsible sources (MSC- or ACS-certified).
Segregation of waste types from food to hazardous items.