Hotel Association members asked to declare use of sustainable paper and pulp products

Unaffected paper based products on shelves at NTUC FairPrice.
Unaffected paper based products on shelves at NTUC FairPrice.PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) is asking its members to sign a form to declare their products free of raw materials from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP).

The association has also urged them to commit to the responsible sourcing of paper.

"The SHA is fully supportive of environmentally sustainable practices for the hotel industry simply because it is the right thing to do - for Mother Earth and for our business as well," said Mr Albert Teo, SHA's president, in a statement on Tuesday (Nov 3).

To date, 114 companies - including major retail chains such as NTUC FairPrice and Watsons Personal Care Stores to specialist paper supplier Mukim Fine Papers - have declared that they procure their wood, paper and pulp materials from sustainable sources.

The forms are distributed by the Singapore Environment Council and the Consumers Association of Singapore to encourage sustainable sourcing of paper and pulp material.