Sands China Ltd, a casino operator in Macau, proclaimed that shark fin is banned from its own restaurants, “as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to protecting the environment”.
On Tuesday he informed the press about the ban taking place on 1st January. it includes “the entirety of Sands China’s internal and external food and beverage operations, including all restaurants owned by the company”.
According to Sands China it has started “making steps toward a complete ban in 2017, when it removed shark fin from all its menus”.
In the release there was a statement included by the senior vice president of resort operations and development for Sands China, Mark McWhinnie, quoted as “This shark fin ban reflects our company’s firm commitment to continue reducing the environmental impact of our operations”.
The executive director of marketing and communications for environment organization WWF International, Sudhanshu Sarronwala said in the announcement by the Sand China: “We welcome Sands China’s new commitment, which shows the way for others in the hospitality sector toward saving sharks and the ecosystems that depend on them. As sustainable options do not exist for sharks, halting consumer demand is the only solution today.”
There was a ban on plastic straws announced by Sands China that came into effect this year. The firm declared that they had “discontinued its use of plastic straws at all its properties, in an effort to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics.”
Sands China estimated the elimination of over 2.2 million plastic straws per year by it’ imposing of ban.
The casino operator aims to replace the single-use product bottles with refillable dispensers to help eliminate up to 2.7 million plastic bottles every year.
Sands China is also working to eliminate 3 million complementary bottles provided to suites and rooms by redesigning them.
Venetian Macao, the Parisian Macao, Sands Cotai Central and the Plaza Macao are the resorts in Cotai district operated by Sands China furthermore, the hotel-casino complex on Macao peninsula is also operated by Sands China.