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How Collaborations Accelerate Solutions

to the Issue of Plastics Waste?

MAY 07, 2024


By Gabriel Tan - Global SDG Pioneer for Circular Economy


Image by Marcel Strauß

Asia's reputation as the world's largest contributor to oceanic plastic waste is a pressing issue, demanding urgent systems change to address the root causes of plastic pollution.


As partner to world's largest hospitality chains, GUAVA is committed to tackling this challenge head-on. Here, we share our journey and the milestones we've achieved in collaboration with over 100 strategic partners worldwide.

Innovative Packaging Solutions 


In 2015, GUAVA made history by becoming the first company to pioneer collapsible bulk refill packaging for the hospitality sector. It took nearly two years to bring our vision to life, but the rewards were immense. Our clients quickly embraced our solution, which earned us accolades from the Singapore Packaging Agreement Awards and the UN Global Compact Network Singapore APEX Award.































Driving Circularity of Plastics in Tourism 


Our dedication to sustainable practices was further solidified by our active role in the UN-led initiative to drive plastics circularity in tourism. As the only hospitality solution provider at the initiative's launch in 2020, we have been at the forefront of promoting "reduce by design" strategies to minimize resource usage across our products' life cycles. To date, we've developed over 100 solutions that minimize or eliminate plastics.
































Continuous Improvement and Innovation 


Our journey is marked by an ongoing commitment to improvement and innovation. By leveraging the latest technological advancements and expanding our network of waste management partners, we strive to scale our progress and accelerate the path to plastics circularity.


























The path to a waste-free future starts with us. Together, let's lead the charge against waste and create a better world for generations to come. I am excited about the impact we can achieve as a collective force for good.

If you would like to learn more about any of the topics discussed above, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is ready to assist you and provide further insights. We are dedicated to helping your hotel stay ahead and achieve better performance through credible and sustainable practices.



Gabriel Tan

Global SDG Pioneer for Circular Economy

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