Sands China Encourages Recycling with Clean the Office Campaign

Weeklong effort recycles more than 3,200 kilograms

                                                                      


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Macao, June 2, 2019) – Sands China Ltd. recently ran its Clean the Office campaign for the fifth consecutive year, encouraging team members from all departments to bring recyclable items from the office and from home to a recycling booth setup at the company’s back-of-house team member areas.


The May 17-24 sustainability drive was an initiative of the company’s Sands ECO360 global sustainability strategy, aimed at increasing team members’ awareness of the importance of recycling. More than 3,200 kilograms of waste were diverted from landfills as a result.

For this year’s event, Sands China invited local SME Taion Environmentalist Recycling & Regeneration Factory Ltd. to set up a booth at various times across all Sands China properties: Sands® Macao, The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central, and The Parisian Macao.


Information about which items could be brought in for recycling was available at the booth, which itself was built from recycled carton paper, and can be reused for the next campaign. On-site staff from Taion were available to answer any recycling-related questions.

Team members were able to drop off a wide variety of recyclable waste at the booth, including paper, plastic, metal, batteries, clothing, and electronics – everything from aluminium cans and toys, to toner and ink cartridges, small household appliances and light bulbs, among many others.


“Sands China is very pleased that we were able to work together with Taion for this year’s Clean the Office,” said Mark McWhinnie, senior vice president of resort operations and development for Sands China Ltd. “It allowed us to support a local SME while raising our team members’ environmental awareness and making it easier for them to recycle both their home and office waste. The success of this and other important ECO360 initiatives continues to have significant and measurable results across the company.”


Through the Sands ECO360 global sustainability strategy of Sands China’s parent company, Las Vegas Sands Corp., Sands China saved over
26 million kWh of energy in 2018 alone, which is enough electricity to power more than 65,000 average Macao households for an entire month. In water conservation, the company has saved over 150 million gallons of water since 2014, enough to fill more than 200 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The company’s overall water intensity, which measures how much water is used per square foot of property space, has decreased 9 per cent since 2010. In addition, more than 2,300 tons of food waste has been diverted since 2014.


The company’s ongoing ECO360 initiatives are key in helping Sands China maintain and improve environmentally sustainable operations. The success of the programme has earned the company recognition and certifications for its efforts, including the Macao SAR government’s Macau Green Hotel Award for all hotels at Sands China properties – six in the Gold category, one Silver, and Macao’s first-ever Platinum designation for The Venetian Macao.


Sands China Encourages Recycling


Photo caption:
A recycling booth at the back-of-house team member area of Sands Macao May 24 provides Sands China team members with information on recyclable home and office items, as part of Sands China’s Clean the Office campaign. Set up and manned by local SME Taion Environmentalist Recycling & Regeneration Factory Ltd., the booth was available at various times May 17-24 at Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao, Sands Cotai Central, and The Parisian Macao.


Sands China Encourages Recycling


Photo caption:
A recycling booth at the back-of-house team member area of Sands Macao May 24 takes in recyclable home and office items, as part of Sands China’s Clean the Office campaign. Set up and manned by local SME Taion Environmentalist Recycling & Regeneration Factory Ltd., the booth was available at various times May 17-24 at Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao, Sands Cotai Central, and The Parisian Macao.


Sands China Encourages Recycling


Photo caption:
A Sands China team member recycles paper at recycling booth at the back-of-house team member area of Sands Macao May 24 during Sands China’s Clean the Office campaign. Set up and manned by local SME Taion Environmentalist Recycling & Regeneration Factory Ltd., the booth accepted recyclable home and office items at various times May 17-24 at Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao, Sands Cotai Central, and The Parisian Macao.

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About Sands China Ltd.

Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s integrated resorts on the Cotai Strip comprise The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao – with Sands Cotai Central to be reintroduced as The Londoner Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s portfolio features a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre, the Sands Cotai Theatre and the Sands Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).


For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.