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The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canalhasannounced acollaborationwith sustainability partner, ElephantSkin, to onboard a new recyclable glove into its service areas. Not to be confused with actual elephant skin, The ElephantSkin glove is a cotton glovewhich is treated with antiviral and antibacterial technology and is effective against cross-contamination.

In fact, thename refersto the concept of the memory of an elephant. As an elephant never forgets, their memory ismuch more developed than that which is in humans.The same concept can be applied to the environment, where the environment is unable to or cannot forget the actions of human beings on theplanet. How any impact—negatively or positively—onthe environment, will leave long lasting effects.

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal has already on boarded its first batch-order of 400 pairs ofglovesas one of the few properties piloting this, globally. Noting many benefits and a high-standard of delivery, the glove is comfortable and easy-to-use for theLadies &Gentlemenof The Ritz-Carlton,breathable material, protects against viruses & bacteria, and a professionallook which aligns to its brand standards.

More importantly, they are washableover a period of months, re-usable and recyclable. Effectively rendering the use of plastic gloves as an outdated & discontinued practice.

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal has an ambitious goal of being one of the sustainability leaders within the UAE, quickly becominga driving forcebehind multiple initiatives & campaigns.The over 500-bedroom luxury propertyhasalready implemented thisacross a variety of departmentsin December, moreso in Housekeeping, Laundry, Stewarding, Engineering, Kitchen, Food & Beverage, and the Health Club.

The teamwill save 1.4 million pairs of service gloves annually, with a product that is washable over a period of months before being recycled back into the productionprocess of where it originated, making it both a cost-effective solution and better practice alternative for its service professionals.

By January 2023, both ElephantSkinand The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal aim to launch with a culinary glove which is better suited to the kitchen environment.

Source: 9 Yards