Six Senses Duxton is continually developing new initiatives and procedures to minimize our impact on the environment. Six Senses Duxton’s commitment to the environment and sustainability begins with waste management.
All hosts are shown the documentary movie “Trashed” in order to highlight the global human waste issue and the subsequent health consequences.
A hotel-wide drive to refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle waste is in place and since waste segregation is a key step, segregation bins can be found throughout the guest areas and back of the house.
In an attempt to refuse waste, Six Senses Duxton continually engages our suppliers to reduce the amount of packaging and to purchase items in bulk where possible. The styrofoam boxes used for shipping supplies are sent back to the suppliers for reuse.
Re-usable glass drinking bottles are used throughout the hotel and are re-filled from our own water bottling station.
At Six Senses Duxton we support local entrepreneurs by first looking at local suppliers before we expand our search regionally. From in-room minibar items to restaurant ingredients and hotel operating supplies, priority has always been to source locally.
More than 25 percent of the world’s dietary protein is provided by fish and for around one billion people, fish is their key source of protein. Humans consume over 100 million metric tons of fish a year and as a result of this overfishing, 80 percent of the world’s fish stocks are already fully exploited. 90 percent of the big, predatory fish such as sharks, tuna and swordfish are already depleated.
Six Senses Duxton acknowledges that overfishing could kill our oceans by the year 2050 and is committed to sustainable fishing practices and to purchasing only sustainable fish species. Six Senses Duxton purchases the majority of its seafood from local fish farmers employing as much as possible sustainable farming processes.
In addition, Six Senses Duxton has a list of no-take species; species of fish which are protected under environmental law and species considered threatened globally.