Pledge to our Environment

Our Commitment to the Environment

As a social enterprise we strive to make our community a better place and a part of that is caring about our impact on the environment. We source all of our raw materials locally and seasonally in order to minimising our carbon footprint. This also reflects our commitment to the local community by supporting local business.

We aim to be a plastic free company and have taken to big steps towards this goal. We are working with our team to raise awareness and educate the local community about the issue of plastic pollution on as a global problem. We are committed to help OPT team members find solutions and reduce plastic use at work and in their personal lives.

We stopped using plastic straws in our cafes and replaced them with locally sourced bamboo straws. We also stopped selling plastic water bottles. We give all of our guest free purified drinking water. We also set up water refill stations at all of our shops and cafes so that people can refill their reusable water bottles for free with the mission of reducing the sale of plastic water bottles in the community.

We invite all our guests to be part of the solution! You can start by buying your very own bamboo straws and reusable water bottles in our shops and begin by eliminating single-use plastics from your life, too. Every little bit helps!

Additionally, as part of our sustainable development policy, Ock Pop Tok has made a commitment to making all our activities environmentally friendly, in particular by:

  • Filtering wastewater through sand and charcoal pits.
  • Using E.U approved chemical dyes.
  • Composting waste material from our cafe.
  • Using locally produced materials for our textiles.
  • Training our staff in energy saving measures.
  • Grey water from the Villa is used for our garden.
  • Bamboo furniture and NFTPs are used wherever possible for furniture and display materials.