In order to be classified as an Eco Hotel The Barefoot limits its impact on the food importation system and aims to be as self-sufficient as possible. That’s why our farm-to-table fruits and veggies are being grown in the resort. We can drastically lower our carbon footprint as a result of importing items this manner.
Waste management is one of the biggest challenges in the Maldives and facilities to collect, segregate and recycle materials are still scarce. We are working hard to limit the amount of plastic waste we generate.
We encourage our suppliers to reduce packaging when delivering provisions and we always order in bulk whenever possible.
Guests are invited to take disposable and hazardous waste items, such as plastic bottles, batteries and empty tubes, back to their own countries, where recycling facilities are available.
We eliminated single-use plastics at the resort, including all plastic bags and bottles. Guests are given paper and Yuta bags only. Plastic straws have been replaced with paper ones and plastic bottles have been replaced with glass ones. We don’t use plastic cutlery anymore but wooden one only. We also ask to our guests not to wrap their luggage in plastic as it produces unnecessary waste and will never biodegrade.
We also supply recyclable aluminum bottles to our staff members and compost some food waste into organic soil for the garden.