The Atlantis Atlas Project has reduced the resort’s landfill waste by 95%
Atlantis Dubai has announced that over the past 12 months, the resort has invested more than US$500,000 into green initiatives to create positive change across its operations.
Reducing food waste has been a critical focus for the Atlantis Atlas Project with the resort investing in Winnow AI technology to reduce waste across its buffet offerings. The implementation of this technology has resulted in more than 450,000kg of mixed materials being recycled, reducing the resort’s total waste to landfill by more than 95% annually.
Atlantis, The Palm has increased the number of locally sourced sustainable dishes across all nine signature restaurants by over 70% through its Sustainable Dining initiative
The Atlantis Dubai cluster – including Atlantis, The Palm, Atlantis The Royal and Atlantis Aquaventure – has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic bottles by the end of 2023. To hit this goal, the resort has invested more than US$300,000 into an on-site water purification and bottling plant, which is due for completion in Q3 2022.
The plant will remove 2.7 million plastic bottles per year from the resort’s operations, directly supporting the Dubai Can programme, which aims to eliminate single-use plastic across the emirate.
Other projects funded by the Atlantis Atlas Project over the past year include supporting New York University Abu Dhabi in their investigations on the impact of climate change on coral reef ecosystems, as well as assisting the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Shark Specialist Group in their mission to coordinate and implement global conservation efforts. Support has also been extended to United Arab Emirates University in their study of critically endangered sharks and rays in local waters.
Atlantis Dubai managing director and executive vice president Tim Kelly said: “We’re incredibly proud to celebrate the results of Atlantis Atlas Project one year on, which reflects the dedication and persistence demonstrated by the entire Atlantis team.
“Our investment is testament to our commitment to making positive change and improvements to our operation, as well as implementing conservation and education programmes both in-resort and within the region.”
Kelly added: “While we are conscious that we still have a way to go in our mission to become the Middle East’s champion for responsible and sustainable tourism, we are incredibly pleased to share the many examples of positive change we have made in just 12 months and we collectively look forward to ramping up our efforts over the coming year.
“At the end of 2021, we attained EarthCheck Silver Certification for the second consecutive year, recognising our successful implementation of environmental standards and policies. We look forward to continually improving on these as part of our commitment to do business in ways that are good for both people and the planet.”
For more information, visit www.atlantis.com/atlasproject