All You Need To Know About The Green Ramadan Happening At Hilton Riyadh

by Anupriya Mishra
All You Need To Know About The Green Ramadan Happening At Hilton Riyadh

While we all love to feast on delicious dishes during the festive season, it is also during this time that a lot of food waste seems to happen. Although there are many who actively make sure that this doesn’t happen, there are a few instances when one might not have full control over this wastage. So to tackle this problem during Ramadan, Hilton has partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme West Asia and Winnow. As it happens, they have launched something called Green Ramadan, and we are here to tell you all about this initiative.

A Green Ramadan At Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences?

According to reports from UNEP West Asia, food wastage increases by 25 to 50 per cent in the region during religious and social festivities. So, to tackle this, Hilton has introduced special measures that will minimise waste during Ramadan. This initiative of Green Ramadan will see that food waste reduction efforts are implemented across several key markets in the Middle East. This also includes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences. Moreover, it is also in line with the hotel’s travel and purpose 2030 goal, which aims to reduce food waste sent to landfills by a whopping 50 per cent.

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What Does The Initiative Entail?

Talking about the initiative, the participating hotels are located across the KSA, Qatar, and the UAE. These hotels will compost excess food waste, promote plant-based dishes, restrict the use of plastic across operations, partner with food banks, and even prioritise local food sourcing within a 50-mile radius. As it happens, at Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, a Ramadan tent has been set up! Yes, guests here can indulge in an exclusive dining experience at Amara, which will feature mouth-watering dishes made from local produce.

This will be sourced from Nadec and Pure Harvest Smart Farms to promote a thoughtfully curated menu. Moreover, the hotel is also partnering with the Ita’am Food Bank in order to reinforce charitable giving. Yes, they will be donating 100 meals every day, throughout the holy month! Not to mention, the hotel also plans to collaborate with Black Cow, to collect and compost iftar buffet leftovers. These will then be used as organic fertilisers locally.

Doesn’t it all sound like a novel way to celebrate the holy month? Well, don’t forget to drop by the hotel to indulge in the Iftar buffet served here!

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