We believe we can make a difference

Environmental issues are difficult to handle on a small, tropical island like Koh Lanta. But we are absolutely sure we can make a difference. So this is what we do, and more will hopefully follow;

- We separate (almost) all our garbage. We have a "garbage-man" coming to collect our garbage, as hard plastic, glass, light bulbs, thick papers, metal waste, electronic waste and bigger things like broken fans etc. He pay a small amount to get it from us and he sell it a bit more expensive for recycling. The money we get is shared among our staff at the end of the season. Garbage is money - a win and win situation where our environment is the biggest winner of all.
The thin paper goes to Lanta Animal Welfare and is used for cats toilet, old batteries are taken care of by Lanta Diver and brought to Phuket for safe destruction.

- Our hotel guests have free drinking water while staying with us. This is an attempt to less the use of single use plastic water bottles at Koh Lanta. We use the Trash Hero bottles, you can read more about them here

- Our hotel guests is offered a fabric bag to use while staying with us. Perfect to use for 7/11-shopping etc.

- You only get a straw for your drink if you ask for it, and we only provide paper straws and #plasticfromplants-straws, which are made from plants, feels and looks like plastic - but is compostable. 

- We use recycable bottles for water, sodawater and soft drinks.

- We use LED lamps everywhere where it's possible at Cozy.

- We use paper boxes and paper bags for take away-food. 

- Everything left in the rooms like clothes, towels etc, is taken care of. Nothing will end up in the garbage. You can take, leave or change your sunscreen/showergel/schampoo etc in our little "recycle-box" available for all our guests. We also collect clothes, toys and school materials and hand it out for people with little or no money on the island.

- Every Sunday is yellow at Cozy. We all wear our yellow Trash Hero-tshirts to raise awareness for the organization Trash Hero and to support their great work in cleaning Koh Lantas' beaches. Guests staying at Cozy who participate in their beach cleanups will have a local beer or soft drink for free in our bar.

These are some of the things we do in our attempt to save Koh Lantas' environment, which is struggling with big garbage problems. Many recycling projects are going on and we are happy to see that the interest for paper straws and separating garbage is growing. 

Thank you for helping us!