HONOLULU, HI – On Monday, November 15, 2010, associates from Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa donated approximately 350 lbs. of recyclable cans, plastic, and glass bottles to Jefferson Elementary School in honor of America Recycles Day. The hotel’s Green Team also encouraged staff to take a pledge to improve their own recycling practices as a part of the national day dedicated to recycling.
“We take pleasure in creating a better tomorrow for the environment and for our local keiki. America Recycles Day gave us an opportunity to do both,” said David Lewin, general manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki.
School recycling bins generate an average of US$250 per month. Staff from Hyatt Regency Waikiki collected thirty-five bags of aluminum cans, plastic, and glass bottles during normal hotel hours of operation. All employees were also invited to visit the America Recycles Day website and take a pledge to dedicate themselves to learning what can or cannot be recycled, practicing recycling at work, safely recycling e-waste, and telling five friends about how easy recycling can be.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is an Energy Star rated building, winner of the Green Business Award, and recently awarded Four Green Keys as a part of the Green Key Eco-Rating Program from Green Key Global. To find out more about Hyatt Regency Waikiki, please visit waikiki.hyatt.com . For additional information about Keep America Beautiful or America Recycles Day, please visit www.kab.org .