Green Ramadan: Hilton Bahrain Joins A Global Initiative To Combat Food Waste

Hilton Bahrain announced its participation in Hilton’s Green Ramadan initiative, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) West Asia, Winnow, and Goumbook. The upscale hotel in Juffair, Bahrain is taking steps to minimize food waste during the month of Ramadan while promoting the significance of local sourcing and responsible consumption.

Research conducted by UNEP West Asia has revealed a significant increase in food waste during religious and social festivities, including Ramadan. Acknowledging the challenge, Hilton Bahrain is joining Hilton properties across the world, implementing proactive measures to address food waste and reduce its environmental impact during the auspicious month. The efforts further line up with Hilton’s Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals, which include a target to reduce food waste sent to landfills by 50 per cent.

Hilton Bahrain has adopted the Winnow system to accurately measure and monitor food waste. The data will facilitate the identification of areas for improvement and enable the hotel to implement effective strategies to reduce waste. By closely monitoring food wastage, Hilton Bahrain aims to make informed decisions that contribute to a more sustainable and efficient food management system.

Hilton Bahrain has partnered with Bahrain Food Bank and a composting company to ensure surplus food is redistributed to those in need, preventing edible food from going to waste. The collaboration with the composting company helps transform unavoidable food waste into nutrient-rich compost, which will be used to support local agriculture. The initiatives further promote sustainability within the community.

Tamer Farouk, General Manager of Hilton Bahrain, expressed his enthusiasm for the Green Ramadan initiative, stating, “We are proud to be part of Hilton’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. By actively reducing food waste and promoting responsible practices during Ramadan, we aim to inspire our guests and the wider community to adopt more sustainable habits. Through partnerships and collaborations, we are paving the way for a greener future.”

Beyond addressing food waste, Hilton Bahrain is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint during Ramadan. Promoting responsible consumption, the hotel is partnering with local farmers and fishermen to incorporate locally sourced ingredients into its Iftar and Ghabga buffets. This approach not only supports the local economy but also reduces the environmental impact associated with long-distance transportation.

The Arabian Nights-themed Ramadan returns to Hilton Bahrain this year. Set in the heart of Juffair, the hotel is inviting guests to explore an array of regional and international delights, alongside Ramadan favourites with live entertainment in a captivating ambience.

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