Hilton Brisbane cleans up the city
Hilton Brisbane Team Members gathered together at the Brisbane Botanical Gardens to collect litter from the beautiful river and parklands in participation of Corporate Clean Up Australia Day.
Twenty Hilton Brisbane Team Members, joined by seven RACQ staff and two German tourists who jumped in on the action as they were passing by, collected 10 bags of micro rubbish including cigarette butts, lollypop sticks, small pieces of paper and plastics from the Botanical Gardens between 2:30pm and 5:00pm.
For a number of years Hilton Brisbane has successfully helped clean up the city it calls home, just one of the environmental initiatives the iconic Brisbane hotel has implemented over the past few years.
The hotel’s travel with purpose program is heavily instilled across the company by continuously seeking ways to lower its environmental footprint and give back to the community that has supported them for over 30 years.
With a number of impressive recycling initiatives implemented on an ongoing basis with the help of local and national partners, Hilton Brisbane ensures their waste if being disposed of in the most useful and sustainable way.
Hilton Brisbane’s Recycling Initiatives:
Recycles all waste soap from guest rooms which is then upcycled to new bars of soap and distributed to developing countries and communities in need through Soap Aid
Collects single use bottles as part of the ReturnIt scheme and with its profits the hotel supports community partners and other Travel with Purpose initiatives
Donates all edible/usable food waste to OzHarvest for those in need instead of disposing in general waste
Single use coffee cups are donated to Closed Loop to be recycled into items of higher value
Donates small bottles of leftover amenities to OrangeSky for their shower services
Donates pre-loved corporate wear to Suited for Success, which provides assistance to disadvantaged locals seeking employment
Recycles toothbrushes through Terracycle
Donates retired beds and mattresses to the Inala Youth Service
Old sheets are repurposed to make pillowcases or other linen items instead of throwing them out, any other items are donated to charity
Oil is collected by an oil recycling company
Lightbulbs are recycled through Pr-Lamps
All cardboard boxing and cartons are also recycled
All general waste that cannot be recycled is sent to the Ti-Tree Bio Energy plant, which turns waste into energy
In May 2019 Hilton Brisbane commemorated the hotel chain’s 100th anniversary by planting 100 trees in local Mt Gravatt parkland to give back to the community, offset their carbon emissions and leave a legacy for many years to come.
Hilton Brisbane has demonstrated its place as a leader in the hospitality and travel industries, proudly supported a number of local and global initiatives over the years. The Brisbane hotel was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame for their Outstanding Community Service 100+ employees, as well as being recognised as a finalist for Best Environmental Practice at the recent 2019 Queensland Hotel Association Awards held in Brisbane in October 2019.
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