Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali features its own bottling water plant. Water is purified and mineralized on-property, making both still and sparkling drinking water available for both guests and hosts. There are no plastic water bottles purchased or used anywhere in the resort thus reducing the carbon footprint of importing water.
Food waste from the kitchens and restaurants is segregated and is made into compost along with garden waste, on our on-site composting area. The compost is used as a fertilizer in the organic garden, farms and for landscaping. The landscaping has been designed to take advantage of all the available space of the organic garden and smaller "edible gardens", the produce of which can be tasted in our restaurants, cocktails and also used in the spa.
We liaise with our partners and suppliers to make their packaging more sustainable. We request to eliminate unnecessary packaging materials, the use of plastic bags or wrapping and we prefer to purchase in bulk to avoid excessive packaging and thus reducing carbon footprint for transportation. We work closely with them to create a system of returnable boxes and containers and also reuse any of these containers if possible. At the same time, we partner with certified local companies to locally handle waste in the most sustainable manner possible.
In food production areas the usage of plastic bags and plastic film is replaced with a system to separate, recycle, compost and reuse goods. We also try to reduce waste by eliminating the usage of plastic bags and replacing them with washable bins or linen bags.
The Earth Lab has its own recycling corner where waste is segregated and then handled for recycling. This includes paper, metal, glass and plastic which are reused, such as composting food waste.
We encourage our guests, from reservations point not to wrap their luggage with plastic film in the airports. This creates additional unnecessary plastic waste as it is a material that will take more than 100 years to degrade.