Eliminating 65% of single-use plastic usage at Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts



Leads sustainability in Sri Lanka with NORDAQ Patented Water Filtration Solution at two properties. In its commitment to eliminating single-use plastics from its operations, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts records a total reduction of 65% single-use plastic usage across its hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. With that same goal in mind, Cinnamon Bentota Beach and Cinnamon Grand Colombo will be eliminating 100% of its PET water bottle usage with reusable glass bottles. This latest partnership with NORDAQ, an internationally patented water filtration system, the two properties would be the first in Sri Lanka to include patented filtration technology to provide mineral water, through an in-house purification and bottling facility.

Since the launch of its sustainable journey in 2020, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts has made significant strides in reducing plastic waste across its properties. These efforts include the implementation of glass bottles instead of PET bottles at all its Maldives properties, the use of ceramic bathroom amenity bottles, wooden cutlery, cloth laundry bags, cloth wristbands and eliminating plastic pens in guest rooms offering numerous environmental benefits, including recyclability and reducing landfill waste.

Commenting on the milestone of reducing single-use plastic and its commitment to sustainability, Chief Executive Officer of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts Mikael Svensson, said, “This is a remarkable milestone for the company and as one of the leading hospitality brands in the Country, this establishes our unwavering commitment to sustainability, guest satisfaction and environmental responsibility. This industry-first partnership with NORDAQ demonstrates that sustainability is not just a goal but a continuous journey at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, in ensuring an exceptional and responsible hospitality experience for our guests.”

In its initial implementation phase with NORDAQ, Cinnamon Bentota Beach targets to eliminate 92% of single-use plastic and another 59% at Cinnamon Grand Colombo. This initiative eliminates the use of more than 300,000 PET water bottles annually.