In the fight towards eliminating plastic waste and ensuring a more sustainable carbon footprint, Hyatt Regency Delhi has launched a fully-automated in-house water bottling plant, making it one of the first few hotels in India to take this step. It endeavours to eradicate approximately 1.08 million plastic bottles a year, by making the switch to reusable glass bottles. This process saves 28 tons of plastic waste every year.
A specially-constructed sterile room, equipped with the latest machinery has been constructed within a record two-and-a-half months. There are several health and sanitation checks in this process to ensure pure, distilled water for the patrons of Hyatt Regency Delhi.
The facility can produce up to 500 bottles of water per hour. The glass bottles are thoroughly rinsed and hygienically cleaned with hot water, post which they are sterilised with UV machines.
Simultaneously, in a separate 500-litre tank, water is passed through a separate UV machine and 0.45-micron filter, to ensure that it is fit for drinking. These newly-sterilised glass bottles are then filled with pure drinking water and sealed shut with caps. This bottling process is void of human contact starting from the washing of these bottles, right down to their capping, ensuring utmost efficiency.
This landmark initiative by Hyatt Regency Delhi is the first of many, in its goal towards greater environmental accountability and its aspiration to be a plastic-free hotel. The hotel continues to push the needle towards its quest to establish green business practices. The power of a million is a sustainable promise, keeping in mind the best interests of its patrons and our beautiful planet.