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AHATA Presents "Sustainable Waste Management" Seminar to Its Members

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - December 4, 2018: Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association organized a seminar with the theme of "Sustainable Waste Management" for all its members. Aruba is transitioning towards practicing more sustainable waste management. Historically, all the waste was discharged into Parkietenbos dump, which created a non-sustainable situation for our island. The government and private entities are now working on a more sustainable waste management approach for the community. Responsible waste management can bring more expense to our community; however, there are many procedures that can reduce expenses substantially.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, a member of AHATA, is a great example of a company that substantially reduced its expenses with sustainable waste management. The hotel’s owner, Ewald Biemans, and his sustainability manager, Nathaly Stanley, presented recommendations to AHATA members during the seminar.

They suggested several steps you can take to reduce expenses and shared information to guide AHATA members. There was a lot of interest from the members to analyze how they can be more responsible and sustainable in waste management.

It is a good time to present this information while Aruba is going through a big change, according to Tisa LaSorte, CEO of AHATA, so that companies can learn more about responsible waste management and reduce waste expenses.

The present members were satisfied with the presentation of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, which is also a member of AHATA. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has won many awards for its sustainable practices and recently reduced its carbon footprint to zero.

AHATA promotes that we all be more sustainable in our waste management.

Posted on Dec 11, 2018