Adriatic For Adriatic
At Hotel Adriatic, we recognise the growing threat to the biodiversity of the sea that is plastic pollution, so in 2018 we made a decision to become the first hotel in Croatia without disposable plastic, which we replaced with sustainable alternatives. Hotel Adriatic is the leader of the initiative for the workplace and holidays without plastic waste. The implementation of this initiative involves active participation of hotel employees, its suppliers and partners, as well as guests and citizens, who use the hotel’s services on a daily basis.
Intending to be the first hotel without disposable plastic in Croatia, in 2018 Hotel Adriatic started to use paper straws instead of plastic ones. In 2019, Hotel Adriatic entirely eliminated disposable plastic products for guests in rooms, bars and restaurant (bathroom accessories, drinks bottles, bags, containers, cups, etc.). At the hotel, we only use biological cleaning products. Hotel Adriatic encourages collaboration with suppliers whose products (cosmetics, printed materials, and staff uniforms) are made of natural, biological, ecologically friendly or recycled materials.
In addition to not using disposable plastic, guests of Hotel Adriatic can opt for ecologically conscious experiences: observing dolphins with local dolphin whisperers, exploring Rovinj’s organic market, or meeting award-winning Istrian organic olive oil manufacturers. On Earth Day, 24 April 2019, a panel was organised to present the goals of The Adriatic for the Adriatic project, and a discussion was held on recycled materials. The second panel meeting of the Adriatic for Adriatic project was held on WORLD OCEANS DAY, 8 June. Guests from the Centre for Marine Research – Ruđer Bošković Institute in Rovinj, marine biologists and the founders of the project spoke about a sustainable way of life, work and play.