Considering the surging rate of plastic waste worldwide, Boon, the Internet of Things (IoT) enabled global water-tech startup, has joined hands with the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai to minimise plastic waste from the hotel rooms and premises by replacing plastic bottles with sustainable glass water bottles with negligible carbon footprint. Boon’s proprietary Zero Mile Water system, which uses IoT and AI to monitor the quality of each drop of water, will significantly empower the hotel to reduce its reliance on external systems.
Plastic waste is undoubtedly hazardous to marine life, killing millions annually. A WWF study estimates that about 52% of turtles have consumed plastic waste globally. Turtles tend to eat floating plastic that looks like jellyfish or algae to them. In line with this terrible problem, Boon’s sustainable drinking water solution is a noble step toward reducing plastic bottled water consumption in various hotels like Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.
The hotel is supporting sustainable tourism and reducing its carbon footprint by using biodegradable materials. The program works on the circular economy principle, where an automated in-house system washes, sterilizes and re-fills glass bottles, thereby not only cutting down on plastic waste but also eliminating carbon emissions involved in transporting the bottles to the hotel from a plant. “With the new bottling system, we are able to process 500 litres of water per hour, our guests will be treated to safe packaged drinking water.”
Sharing her views on the partnership, Dr. Vibha Tripathi, MD of Boon, said, “At Boon, we partner with multiple hotels, offices, hospitals and schools, enabling them to embrace a more healthy and sustainable hydration solution for better health. This time, we are happy to team up with Grand Hyatt, Mumbai and allow them to provide healthy alkaline mineralised water in sustainable glass bottles to people. Boon’s purification system will allow the hotel to balance health and sustainability and conserve up to 4X more water than a regular household purification system.”
Grand Hyatt is a luxury 5-star hotel nestled across 10 acres of sprawling greenery in Mumbai. It offers luxurious rooms equipped with world-class amenities. The hotel has taken multiple sustainable measures before associating with Boon to adopt an advanced, sustainable drinking water solution that is pure and budget-friendly.
Commenting on the occasion, Dietmar Kielnhofer, GM, Grand Hyatt, Mumbai and Area Vice President – West India said, “At Hyatt, our purpose is to care for people so they can be their best. And being located in one of the largest economies in India, the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai Hotel and Residences with its international presence is adapting sustainable practices that not only support the communities and ecosystems, but provide economic value for the hotel. As a global practice of eradicating single-use plastic from across our operations, and the traveler’s increasing demand for implementation of eco-friendly practices, the newly installed water bottling plant will be another step towards showcasing our efforts of going green and offering meaningful experiences.”
Boon (formerly known as Swajal) has been busy forming strategic partnerships with multiple institutions to launch its smart hydration system, WaterCube, which revolutionises drinking water quality. It has recently partnered with Travel Food Services (TFS) to set up an advanced AI-based intelligent hydration system at airport lounges and Fairmont Jaipur to curb plastic waste from water bottles.