Kurumba Maldives enhances its waste management systems.

Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ atoll conveniently a brief 10 minute speed boat ride away from the airport.
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Dec. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- Kurumba Maldives continues its progress to achieve their corporate social responsibility goals.  A key challenge in the Maldives is waste management. Kurumba has taken on this challenge head on creating and evolving arguably one of the Maldives resorts most comprehensive waste systems.

The first goal was to reduce the refuse being received by the Island. This has been achieved by ordering in bulk, commencing sea freight orders rather than air freight, which requires much less packaging, and changing the offerings to guest to reduce plastics and other consumables. For example, in rooms, soaps are package free, bath gels and shampoos are offered in either glass or ceramic containers and bins used in the rooms do not require plastic bags.

Refuse from rooms and outlets are then returned to the waste management facility for sorting and processing.

Kurumba Maldives (http://www.kurumba.com/) has recently purchased a “super” composter with aerated bacteria that processes kitchen and green waste into garden suitable compost within 3 hours. This is left to rest for 10 days prior to using on Kurumba’s comprehensive gardens. The machine type is a Kiyama Composter NS50; the technology is from Japan.  

A new plastic shredder is used for shredding plastic back into small pieces. These are then consolidated and sold to a recycling merchant in the Maldives who then sends it to India for reuse. Glass is ground down to fine sand by purpose build grinder. This sand is then reused in cement for construction works.

This onsite waste management processed has reduced the amount of waste being removed back off the island by nearly 70%. Kurumba goal is to achieve a 90% reduction.

Jason Kruse, General Manager of Kurumba Maldives has stated “We are proud of how much we have improved in our waste management at Kurumba and hope to lead the way for the remainder of the Maldives. We still see areas that we can improve on however there is positive momentum. This does have a substantial investment with over USD 100,000 being spent already on developing this facility. Many of our guests are showing more interest in waste management within the Maldives and we will be commencing heart of house tours in the near future”.

Kurumba believes that by being more environmentally friendly will attract guests with a sense of responsible purchasing.  

About Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Maldives
(http://www.kurumba.com/) is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ Atoll, conveniently situated a brief 10 minute speed boat ride from the airport. Dotted with coconut trees that are the island’s namesake, Kurumba was the first private island resort in the Maldives. Beautiful gardens, palm fringed white sandy beaches and a vibrant house reef are the hallmarks of this classic Maldivian resort.

The resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms (http://www.kurumba.com/acc-superior.html) to the spacious Royal Residence, spread amongst the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants to choose from Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic refuges and quiet spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.
Source:Kurumba Maldives
Phone:+960 664 2324
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