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Sustainable Travel in Maldives

While the exquisite beauty and marine marvels of the Maldives are often highlighted, not much attention is given to Sustainable Travel which is a key element to think about when planning a holiday.

Reducing Plastic Use

Plastic is amongst the most harmful elements to the environment and minimising plastic waste is vital. While travellers have a part to play, so do properties; one example of this is Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences that has established a water bottling plant using refillable glass bottles that negates the need for plastic ones.

Coral & Marine Conservation

Due to climate change and human impact, coral and marine life have also been under threat. However, measures have been put in place for their protection; it’s thus important to stay at eco-friendly luxury resorts in Maldives that are committed to marine conservation at areas like the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

Lowering the Carbon Footprint

A reduced carbon footprint is a big part of Sustainable travel and ideally, choose a resort that actively works towards this goal. Initiatives can include making certain products onsite thereby reducing packaging waste as well as maintaining an organic garden for fresh produce, banana plantation and a chicken coop for fresh eggs.

Ethically Sourced Food

As part of planning sustainable holidays in Maldives, see if the resort is engaged in sourcing food from ethical suppliers. Some properties offer fish and meat that are free-range as well as antibiotic and hormone-free which support healthy eating, while the chosen suppliers are engaged in sustainable and ethical practices too.

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