Maldives resort Gili Lankanfushi unveils new Eco-Centre

Tuesday, 16 May, 2023 0

Landmark Maldives resort Gili Lankanfushi has unveiled a state-of-the-art new Eco-Centre.

A complete renovation of the island’s previous structure, the centre comprises extensive recycling and composting facilities alongside a ‘Gili Veshi’ Marine Biology Shack.

“We are extremely proud of our new and improved Eco-Centre,” said resident Marine Biologist and Sustainability Manager, Jocelyn Panjikaran.

“Gili is passionate about preserving the natural beauty and ecosystems of our special islands.”

The new Eco-Centre includes a food composter that digests food and garden waste, in turn generating the compost the resort uses to fertilise its Organic Garden.

The garden produces herbs, vegetables and lettuce for Chef Harinath Govindaraj’s popular plant-based menu.

There is also a glass-crushing machine, which creates construction materials from glass waste.

A compacting machine compresses tin and aluminum that is later recycled.

Guests can participate in these efforts via a variety of local handicraft creative workshops.

Conservation is taken seriously by the marine biology team who monitor the health and biodiversity of the surrounding coral reef ecosystems.

Gili Lankanfushi’s Coral Lines project provides a nursery environment for new corals to grow which bolsters the house reef.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the conservation project.

All buildings are constructed using sustainably sourced plantation teak, palm wood and bamboo in addition to recycled telegraph poles.

All rooms provide organic toiletries in refillable earthenware containers, to minimise plastic use and waste.

Additionally, the island’s dedicated desalinisation plant provides glass bottles of still and sparkling water for all guests.

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