Klean Kanteen and The Fairmont Olympic Hotel Team Up to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Bottles
Seattle, Washington, February 13, 2014
Klean Kanteen, a leader in providing sustainable solutions to single-use plastic, has partnered with Seattle's Fairmont Olympic Hotel to offer a sustainable alternative to disposable plastic water bottles. By offering guests and health club-goers the ability to purchase Klean Kanteen reusable water bottles, the hotel expects the partnership to prevent more than 31,000 plastic bottles from entering the waste stream each year.
"The introduction of Klean Kanteen reusable bottles in the hotel operation is a tangible example of Fairmont's Sustainability Partnership Program in action. Since we began to offer Klean Kanteen, it has been very well received by our guests," states Joanne Day, head chair of the Sustainability Committee at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. "We chose to work with Klean Kanteen because their products offer a healthy alternative to disposable plastic water bottles and their business is driven by an impressive commitment to our environment."
In alignment with Fairmont's Sustainability Partnership Program, the goal of this partnership is to help eliminate the waste created by the dozens of single-use plastic water bottles previously given out by the hotel on a daily basis,the majority of which were distributed in the health club. To promote its commitment to sustainability, Fairmont Olympic Hotel branded Klean Kanteen's are now available for purchase in the hotel's health club. By purchasing a reusable bottle to use during their stay and beyond, guests are making a conscious decision to work towards reducing single-use in their everyday life.
"The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is highly regarded for its commitment to the environment and we are thrilled to partner with an environmental steward of this caliber to help model small steps that make lasting change." says Erika Bruhn, director of marketing and brand at Klean Kanteen.
For every water bottle sold through this partnership, The Fairmont Olympic will donate one dollar to the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, a Seattle based non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the waters of Puget Sound by monitoring,cleaning and preventing pollutants from entering its waters.
About Klean Kanteen: Founded in 2004, Klean Kanteen released the first stainless steel, BPA-free,reusable water bottle. Nearly a decade later, the Northern-California based, family-owned and operated company is distributed in 40-plus countries worldwide and more committed than ever to making healthy, high-quality goods to replace a lifetime of single-use items. With environmental stewardship and fair labor central to the company's philosophy, Klean Kanteen partners with local, national, and international organizations to support efforts toward health, the reduction of single-use plastic, and environmental education and awareness. In 2008, Klean Kanteen became a member of 1% for the Planet, committing to donate of at least 1% of annual sales to environmental organizations working towards positive change. In 2012, Klean Kanteen proudly became a BCorporation, certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. For more information, please visit .
About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of more than 65 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication,warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. Fairmont balances the company's economic, environmental and social priorities and provides the framework for responsible hotel operations through the Sustainability Partnership program. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit Fairmont.com.
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