World Environment Day: Initiatives taken by Meluha The Fern An Ecotel Hotel, Mumbai￼
Meluha The Fern Hotel Sustainable initiatives Waste Management Waste Management is an important aspect of environmental responsibility given the amount of waste that is sent to landfills all over the world. Along with reducing the use of
Meluha The Fern Hotel Sustainable initiatives
Waste Management is an important aspect of environmental responsibility given the amount of waste that is sent to landfills all over the world. Along with reducing the use of natural resources at source though various measures, the waste generated is effectively diverted from a landfill through segregation and recycling. The Hotel manages its solid waste by segregating it in all the kitchens of the hotel. Four separate color-coded bins-Black, White, Green, Red are used for separating the waste into wet, dry, recyclable and non-recyclable. An easily accessible area that serves the entire building is dedicated to the evaporation, collection and storage of materials for recycling including (at a minimum) paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals to facilitate waste reduction at source.
Meluha-The Fern, has employed various techniques to conserve and preserve water. Water consumption is reduced at source through low-flow fixtures and efficient toilets.
o All tap faucets are either installed with flow restrictors/aerators with 2-3LPM flow or sensors. Shower heads with 5-6LPM flow and urinal are equipped with flow control devices and timer-based sensors respectively. All toilets are water-efficient and meet low-flush standards with a dual flush system of capacities 3 and 6 liters per flush.
o Sewage treatment Plant: The waste water of the hotel is treated and then further reused in areas like the air conditioning plant, flushing gardening and for new constructions within the complex.
o Rain water harvesting: Ground water recharge and roof water harvesting is also incorporated in the hotel. During the monsoon,flush water and cooling tower requirements which are around 1 lakh liter of water per day is met through roof water harvesting and subsurface collection & pumping.