Environmental Policy

Phuket’s sustainable tourism - challenging the future now. The rapid development of Phuket over the past decade, especially subsequent to the 2005 tsunami has been dramatic. To this end, Phuket’s natural environment has suffered due to a lack of education, planning and enforcement by local government. We at PIPS, whilst recognizing that many areas of Phuket’s development are out of our direct control, accept these are areas where our actions can reduce the impact on our environment in a considerate and responsible way.

Please see below and join us in our attempts to keep Phuket worthy of its title, "Pearl of the Andaman".

PIPS have a recycle station, open to the general public and PIPS owners and guests.
Located in the PIPS parking area, available 24 hours, we have facilities for the following recyclables:
Glass - clear, green and brown
Plastic - clear and frost / white
Tins / cans
Additional bins will be added as required.


  • Use locally produced paper from renewable sources.
  • Minimize printing and maximize data transfer.
  • Reuse paper for double-sided printing.
  • Minimize photocopies. Stock copiers with reused paper where possible.
  • Minimize color printing.
  • Send all obsolete printed material to recycling station.

Water bottles

  • Promote the availability of potable tap water.
  • Promote the use of in-line water filters to reduce the dependence on bottled water.
  • Promote the use of 20-liter water bottles.
  • Reduce the use of small one-use bottles and recycle all plastic bottles.

Water conservation

  • Promote the use of water storage tanks.
  • Encourage the use of limited flow taps and showers.
  • Promote the use of dual flush toilet cisterns.
  • Use bricks or other displacement items in cisterns that do not have conservation measures.
  • Promote water reticulation and storage of grey water for garden use.
  • Promote the use of garden watering systems that enable morning / evening watering.


  • Promote the use of "smart home" technology, motion sensors or timers to reduce unnecessary use.
  • Promote the use of low energy light bulbs or LED lights.


  • Dispose of domestic and office refuse in a responsible manner using only authorized removers and dumps.
  • Recycle as much as possible.


  • Educate staff, owners and visitors of the availability of the PIPS recycling station and encourage its use through offering to remove recyclables from PIPS serviced homes.
  • Invite the general public to use the facility to promote a beautiful Phuket.
  • Encourage the use of biodegradable plastic rubbish bags.

Seashell products

  • Discourage the purchase and trade in seashell products.


  • Encourage the development of an efficient public transport system in Phuket. Promote the use of low emission vehicles including LPG, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles.

Air conditioners

  • Promote home design that incorporates natural airflow. Educate residents on how to minimize the use of air conditioners.
  • Educate residents and visitors on responsible installation and use of low energy air conditioners.
  • Encourage the regular service of compressor and fan coil units to ensure efficient operation.


  • Discourage burning of garden and domestic refuse in the local communities and promote recycling and composting.


  • Discourage the use of Jet skis on Phuket beaches.
  • Support activity and tour companies that use sail or four outboard stroke engines.

Think globally - Consume locally

  • Wherever possible, purchase goods sourced and produced in Thailand.
  • Wherever possible, buy products grown within 50 kilometers of PIPS offices.
  • Use cloth bags instead of plastic bags for shopping.