Hotels at Varkala to avoid water in plastic bottles
Hotels and restaurants in Varkala, in an effort to reduce plastic waste, have decided to do away with bottled water.
Thiruvananthapuram: Hotels and restaurants in Varkala, in an effort to reduce plastic waste, have decided to do away with bottled water.
Instead they plan to serve purified water in glass tumblers.
As part of ‘Zero Waste Beacon Varkala Municipality’ project, Varkala Tourism Development Association, which has 122 resorts as members, has promised to look into greener choices.
They decided to support the initiative because of the huge amount of plastic waste generated, according to VTDA Joint Secretary Lenin Kumar.
Of the 60 or so restaurants along the cliff, there are at least 40 such restaurants.
We have conducted at least three beach cleanups over the past few years, only to see plastic piling up again.
However, the association is aware that there could be challenges while implementing the decision.
Tourists most often prefer bottled water, as they perceive it to be a safer option.
Not just restaurants and five star hotels, but even homestays will have to be convinced about not using bottled water.