Hurawalhi strongly believes that cutting down the amount of waste starts with reducing the amount generated in the first place, followed by reusing and repurposing, and recycling the rest. Across the entire resort, measures are taken to keep waste at a minimum, and our eco-conscious team are continuously on the lookout for ways to reduce the environmental footprint even more.
Many eco-aware practices and policies are in place on our island that reduce the burden on the environment (such as solar panels, LED lights, ditching plastic water bottles and straws and much more – find an overview of how we practise sustainable luxury here), and also when it comes to recycling what we cannot reduce or reuse, strict standards are followed to ensure that the toll on nature is minimum.
The person in charge of Hurawalhi’s recycling is Priyantha, Chief Engineer, who has been an integral part of the team since the resort’s opening in 2016, and is also entrusted with the same role at our sister property Kudadoo Maldives Private Island. With a ‘can do’ attitude, Priyantha and his team look after all recycling matters at our recycling center, where all cans and glass is processed before transported to a recycling facility in Male’. A partnership we are particularly proud of is also that with the Maldives’ branch of Parley for the Oceans that advocate the avoiding the use of single-use plastics and encourage responsible disposal of the plastics that cannot be ditched. Whenever possible, we follow Parley’s guidelines of avoiding, intercepting before plastics ends up in landfills and the ocean, and redesigning and putting it into circular economy. Priyantha and his team prepare recyclable waste as well as any plastic debris washed onto our beaches, and coordinates with Parley to ensure that it is treated as environmentally responsible as possible.