8 billion kilos of plastic ends up in our oceans every year, and that includes single-use plastic bottles. blooming and Dopper think that should stop. That's why blooming hotel has closed the taps for the single-use plastic bottles. blooming joined the international PET FREE movement from the Dopper Foundation in January 2018 which means that every guest with a business meeting package receives his or her own Dopper water bottle. With that water bottle they can use the eight water points that are located in and around the hotel. blooming is the first hotel to enter into a permanent partnership like this with Dopper.
'We've got very good water in the Netherlands and we should drink it more' says Martijn Lindhout, hotel manager at blooming hotel. 'Our plan for 2018 is to focus even more on sustainability than we've done before. That's why we've also employed a Social Responsibility Advisor'. This sustainable vision is partly the reason for blooming to enter this partnership with Dopper in which the aim is to replace all disposable bottles for Dopper's sustainable water bottles.
At the initiative of general manager and loyal Dopper user Mike Bosman, the hotel will no longer place water in the meeting rooms. The business guest will tap his or her water herself by using the water points located in and around the hotel. 'This way we'll not only reduce the amount of plastic in use, but we'll also reduce water waste since water bottles were often not completely drained and leftover water was thrown away. And don't forget the water that was needed to clean all the water glasses.' The business guests can take their Dopper water bottle home so that they won't need any single-use plastic bottles anymore.