The Straits Times, 3 Sep 2008
More firms ask hotels, convention centres for eco-friendly measures
WHEN local think-tank the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) organised a conference earlier this month at the Regent Hotel, it made a few unusual requests.
The firm asked for sugar in bowls, not sachets. It wanted milk and water in jugs, instead of single-serve plastic containers. And it had the hotel bump up the thermostat by a few degrees.
Environmentally friendly requests like these are becoming increasingly common in Singapore and abroad as more companies start holding 'green meetings'... [read more]