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  • Organic vermicompost for processing organic waste at Palace Resorts ORGANIC VERMICOMPOST
  • Waste management program aimed at reducing the emission of harmful greenhouse gases WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
  • Organic biodiesel produced for our sustainability strategies ORGANIC BIODIESEL
  • Protecting our 315 hectares of natural is a vital element of our Low Carbon Tourism Strategies NATURAL PROTECTED RESERVE
  • Conservation of wildlife and its habitat is one of our Low Carbon Tourism goals  WILDLIFE PROTECTION
  • The organic orchard and plant nursery at Moon Palace produces different microgreens ORGANIC NURSERY GARDEN
  • Energy & Water Conservation programs are part of our sustainable strategies to reduce our carbon footprint ENERGY & WATER PROGRAM
  • Beach recovery, sargassum removal, and dune reforestation are some of our Low Carbon Tourism stategies PREVENTING EROSION & SARGASSUM

ORGANIC VERMICOMPOST

Organic waste collected from the numerous kitchens of Palace Resorts properties is recycled to produce organic compost to nourish gardens at the resorts and supply the organic nursery garden with soil rich in nutrients.

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WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

By correctly treating all forms of waste produced at our resorts, we are able to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Ongoing training, workshops, and waste-management audits are carried out to ensure the program is implemented at all levels and establish a culture of separation and recycling.

Our unique waste management program is authorized by the Environmental Department for the State of Quintana Roo. Each resort has specific chambers for organic, inorganic, and recyclable waste.

SEPARATING AND RECYCLING SOLID URBAN WASTE

Our program is classified into: organic waste for compost, other organic waste, glass, metal, junk, paper, card, plastic, tetra pack, non-recyclable.

1 ton of mixed waste emits around 1.6 tons of CO2. Our strict program can mitigate, on average, the emission of 7,008 tons of CO2 every year.

In 2019, 1, 407 tons of waste were recycled, thus not ending up on landfill sites.

HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM

The correct treatment and disposal of hazardous waste prevents large-scale environmental pollution caused when such waste ends up on landfill sites.

Palace Resorts properties have a specially approved Temporary Storage Area for Hazardous Waste. Some 13, 223 liters of hazardous liquid waste (lubricating oil and solvents) and 37, 381 kg of solid hazardous waste is disposed of in the proper manner every year.

organic biodiesel

Used oil is collected from the kitchens at Palace Resorts properties and taken to a special onsite plant. Here, it is recycled into organic biodiesel to power all the tractors necessary for beach-cleaning purposes.

Different wildlife species are protected by means of our sustainability program Different wildlife species are protected by means of our sustainability program

WILDLIFE PROTECTION

33 reptile species, 14 amphibian species, 139 bird species and 20 species of mammals, including a number of threatened and endangered species, are protected and monitored in their natural habitat.

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We protect 315 hectares of land which are the habitat of emblematic species such as the jaguar We protect 315 hectares of land which are the habitat of emblematic species such as the jaguar

NATURAL PROTECTED RESERVE

315 hectares of natural areas of mangrove and lowland jungles which provides sanctuary and habitat for a huge variety of wildlife and fauna species are protected and monitored by a dedicated team. This natural reserve holds a wealth of Blue Carbon which can capture and store the equivalent to the carbon footprint left by 60,000 people in a year–in other words, this is the medicine for climate change.

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ORGANIC NURSERY GARDEN

Affectionately known as “Kilometer Zero”, our organic nursery garden is the point of departure for plant-to-table microgreens to the kitchens of Palace Resorts; and the point of arrival for vermicompost made from recycled organic waste collected from such kitchens.

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Microgreens are grown at our organic plant garden and orchard and used in kitchens of Palace Resorts

ENERGY AND WATER SAVING PROGRAM

Our system aims to prevent beach erosion and sargassum without polluting or harming the coastal environment

  • Friendly technology for efficient water-saving control

    Water-saving technology is installed to efficiently control the amount of water used in toilets, showers, and wash basins, reducing waste significantly.

  • As a sustainable action, we use water-saving systems as one of our sustainability strategies

    Our onsite water treatment plant enables us to recycle used water and use it efficiently to irrigate our green areas & golf course.

  • Our sensors and smart cards ensure more efficient use of energy

    In-room sensors automatically de-activate AC when balcony doors open & switch off lights when there is no movement for long periods, controlled by smartcards.

  • The usage of solar panels and renewable energy is one of our sustainable initiatives

    Solar panels on our distribution center & Moon Palace Arena enable us to supply these buildings with lighting.

PREVENTING EROSION & SARGASSUM

Our system aims to prevent beach erosion and sargassum without polluting or harming the coastal environment

  • The beaches are cleaned with biodiesel powered tractors Beaches swept

    Sand containing seagrass is removed using special machinery powered by biodiesel.

  • To keep the beaches clean, we safely remove the sargassum as part of our Low Carbon Tourism Strategies Sand & sargassum separated

    Sand is sifted in a special plant and returned to the beach to prevent erosion.

  • The dunes are reforested with plants grown at our plant nursery Beach reforestation

    Native species of vegetation grown in the nursery are transferred to sand dunes to mitigate erosion.

  • Sargassum is controlled and extracted by a special vessel capable of collecting 150 tons per day Sargassum Barrier

    Placed at a certain distance from the shore: seaweed is controlled, contained, and extracted using a special vessel capable of collecting 150 tons daily.

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