Linen For Masks Programme - Distribution of Reusable Fabric Face Masks in Penang - Shangri-La Group

Linen for Life Masks Programme
Shangri-La contributes in a meaningful way to help reduce environmental wastage.

With hygiene and safety being the foremost attention for many especially during this time, Shangri-La group has recently introduced its "Shangri-La Cares" commitment, reinforcing the Group's effort in caring for the people especially welcoming back their guests to their hotels and resorts.

Shangri-La Group in Malaysia has collaborated with Diversey, a leading global hygiene and cleaning company together with local NGOs in the country in making and providing face masks to the most vulnerable members of the public.

Six of the Group's hotels in Malaysia aims to contribute up to 80,000 reusable face masks to communities  with the support of NGOs in Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Johor Bahru. The six hotels are part of the 21 participating Shangri-La hotels and resorts across Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka. Collectively donating 12,500kg of used bedsheets, duvet covers and pillowcases to NGOs to be turned into reusable fabric face masks.

Back in Penang, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La and Hotel JEN, Penang have teamed up with WHY LovingCare to distribute the reusable fabric face masks to schools and orphans in the island.

Among the recipients of the mask from the Linen for Life Masks programme were children from Crystal Family Home and Shan Children Home.

Crystal Family Home

Shan Children Home

This meaningful initiative is one way Shangri-La contributes in helping reduce environmental wastage because if new linens were to be produced just for manufacturing half a million of fabric face masks, it would require 60 million litres of water which is equivalent to 23 Olympic-size swimming pools and carbon footprint of 150 tonnes carbon dioxide. That's about 63,000 litres of petrol being combusted.

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