Jordan MICE centre launches recycling program
Dead Sea (Jordan), December 15, 2012
King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre (KHBTCC), a leader in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) business in Jordan and managed by Hilton, has launched a property-wide recycling program.
Located at the heart of the Jordan Valley by the Eastern shores of the Dead Sea at the lowest point on earth, the KHBTCC managed by Hilton was established in 2005. Since then, it is known as one of the most successful convention center in the area.
This activity adds to the Center’s existing procedures and will involve the installation of containers to collect a wide range of recycled materials including paper, cardboard, metal, plastic and wooden waste, said a senior official.
Commenting on the initaitive, Naif Zureikat, the general manager, said: “This further supports Hilton Worldwide’s “Travel With Purpose” mission and reflects our commitment to live sustainably through the measurement, analysis and improvement of our use of natural resources.”
As part of the new initiative, KHBTCC’s staff will be trained to adopt new behaviors and lessons on the best methods of disposing recyclable waste, she explained.
"The convention center’s staff will also regularly monitor the operation and make sure everything possible is being done to effectively reduce environmental impact across all departments," he added.
Managed by Hilton, the KHBTCC sits over 24,000 sq m and its 26 halls are fully equipped with major facilities placing the centre as the leader in the MICE business on the local, regional and international fronts.-TradeArabia News Service