Beach cleaning technology

Made with an innovative system, the Manta beach cleaner is equipped with a fixed blade that collects and filters sand from seaweed, rubbish, rubble and debris. Picture: SUPPLIED

The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa has invested in new, state-of-the-art beach cleaning technology to ensure the pristine beauty of Natadola Beach is preserved and protected.

The IHG Resort owned by the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF), is reportedly the first in the country to purchase the Manta Beach Cleaner and implement the cutting-edge technology to reinforce its commitment to protect the beach and ocean from plastic waste.

Portfolio general manager for the IHG Hotels & Resorts and FNPF Owned Hotels, Lachlan Walker said, “We are delighted to introduce the Manta Beach Cleaner to Natadola Beach as part of our commitment to preserving Fiji’s biggest asset, the environment.

“This investment aligns with our commitments through IHG’s ‘Journey To Tomorrow’ program, reflecting a dedication to sustainable practices across all our properties,” Mr Walker added.

Key features of the Manta Beach Cleaner include an innovative system, efficient cleaning, waste management, and durability.

The Manta Beach Cleaner is equipped with a fixed blade that collects and filters sand from seaweed, rubbish, rubble, and debris, and has a working depth ranging from 0 to 20 cm and a working width of 160 cm.

The machine can cover approximately 20,000 square meters per hour and utilises an innovative loading system comprising two vertical sieves with alternating motion.

Additionally, the machine’s structure is fully hot-dip galvanised and painted to ensure long-lasting durability.

As the first resort in Fiji to implement the Manta Beach Cleaner, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa has set an example of environmental sustainability in the region, leading the way for other large-scale hospitality establishments to follow suit.

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