Apart from supporting conservation research, education and public engagement efforts, Guardians of the S.E.A.A. also leads conservation actions within Resorts World Sentosa by actively pushing for green initiatives. Through collaborations with various business units, we aim to introduce eco-friendly alternatives and encourage green practices throughout the resort.
Sharley Goi, an executive with our Conservation and Education Team, shares with us some of the initiatives that have been rolled out in the aquarium.
In the last few months, Guardians of the S.E.A.A. successfully partnered with the Food and Beverage (F&B), Retail, and Park Services units within Resorts World Sentosa to bring about some eco-friendly changes to F&B and retail outlets in S.E.A. Aquarium. Here are 6 changes that have been implemented.
1. No more plastic bottled drinks
All plastic bottled beverages have been replaced with those packed in recyclable cans and Tetra Pak cartons.
2. Reusable drinking cups
F&B outlets in the aquarium now sell reusable and recyclable drinking cups. Exclusively designed for the S.E.A. Aquarium, these cups are meant to encourage the public to opt for reusable options instead of single-use plastic cups.
3. Less plastic packaging
Our retail outlet now offers an increasing range of products without unnecessary plastic packaging.
To complement our efforts to reduce plastic usage throughout the aquarium, conservation messaging has been placed at the retail outlet as a reminder for the public and team members.
4. Less plastic shopping bags
At the retail outlet, shopping bags are only provided upon request. What’s more, these shopping bags are made of recyclable plastic.
5. Recyclable plastic packaging
Most F&B and retail plastic packaging found in S.E.A. Aquarium now feature a recycling symbol on it, which indicates the type of plastic used and how readily recyclable it is.
6. Additional recycling bins
More recycling bins have been placed around the aquarium to promote recycling practices among guests and team members.
We have also attached recycling fun facts to these recycling bins to further raise awareness, such as this one which encourages guests to dispose of unwanted programming leaflets and paper hats responsibly.
Moving forward, we are sourcing for food alternatives that do not require packaging, and will continue to work together with other business units to roll out new green initiatives around the resort. Keep a look out for them when you visit us!