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Sustainability

One Planet, One Chance | Empire Apartments Rockhampton Sustainability

The Empire Apartment Hotel is committed to quality and providing guests with an award-winning deluxe yet sustainable experience as part of our “One Planet, One Chance” initiative.

We believe that travel should be for good and so our team and business are dedicated to the following:

Guest Services

  • In 2020 our 120 guest rooms switch from single-use Molton Brown of London bathroom miniatures to bulk-size 300ml refillable bathroom amenities, saving over 100,000 single-use miniatures from entering landfill per year

Waste Management

  • Contribute to the Containers for Change initiative donating the proceeds quarterly to local charities
  • Installed ‘WasteTech’ Garbage Compacting System reducing volume of waste by up to 75% leading to reduced removal expenses and land fill volume by 104,000L of waste per annum further reduced by our co-mingling and cardboard bins
  • Restaurants have cooking oil recycling programs and grease traps to minimise about 60,000L of solids and oils from entering the waste water system each year
  • Guests encouraged to separate recycling from general waste so our team can separate eligible containers for change items
  • Recycle co-mingle bins are located on every guest level

Community

  • Send all used guest soaps to Soapaid’s ‘Hotel to Hands’ Program that cleans and reprocesses it into fresh hygienic bars for free distribution to communities in need around Australia
  • Donate bottle caps to Rotary who provide to companies that convert them into prosthetic limbs
  • We have a ‘buy local’ strategy that contributes 65% of total expenditure back into the community
  • Provide hygiene products and bathroom amenities to Rockhampton’s Homeless Connect Day annually

Energy

  • Installed a 35.64kW solar system with over 100 panels on the rooftop representing 19% of the total energy needs
  • Energy efficient lighting is installed throughout the Hotel providing a saving of up to 88%

Conservation

  • Provide guests the option to reuse their towels during their stay to save water
  • Water saving devices are fitted in all rooms that restrict flow to 9L/min saving 37%

We are always improving our ways so you can ‘travel for good’ – please let us know if you have any recommendations.

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