Waste Management

From the guestroom to the loading dock, waste is a perpetual challenge for hoteliers. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce waste—through intelligent purchasing, packaging, recycling and education. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.


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Cheetah Spotz Introduces Interactive Concierge for Lobbies

7/30/2008

ROCKLEDGE, FLA.—Cheetah Spotz introduces its new “green” product for hotel lobbies: The Interactive Concierge. It is an interactive touch-screen directory kiosk that provides area information for hotel guests, including restaurants, activities, attractions and personal services.


Pineapple Hospitality to Offer eco Biodegradable Bottle Amenities

7/29/2008

SAINT CHARLES, MO. —Pineapple Hospitality announced that it will soon offer a full line of eco Biodegradable Bottle Amenities. Pineapple’s eco Amenities is a line of luxury hotel soaps and toiletries designed for discerning and environmentally conscious hospitality properties and guests.


Zip Express Unveils Recycling Service for Electronics

7/24/2008

MINNEAPOLIS—Zip Express Installation, the first nationwide next-day option for electronics installation, announces the availability of its consumer electronics removal and disposal service. Zip Express provides the only service where technicians remove recyclable electronic items and take them to a certified recycling location.


NaturesCast Enters Hospitality Market with Furniture, Accessories

7/23/2008

LAS VEGAS—NaturesCast, Inc. of Las Vegas, a member of the Sustainable Furniture Council, has entered the U.S. hospitality market with a line of chic and modern furniture, and décor accessories made from agro-forest waste.


Rittenhouse Selects The Refinishing Touch to Refinish More Than 700 Furniture Pieces

7/23/2008

ATLANTA—The Rittenhouse has selected The Refinishing Touch, a world leader in providing environmentally-safe, on-site furniture refinishing and re-upholstery services, to refinish more than 700 pieces of furniture in its 98 rooms.


Hyatt Regency Denver Heads Down Path Toward Sustainability

7/14/2008

DENVER—The Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center has begun to implement a comprehensive sustainability program designed to minimize the hotel’s overall carbon footprint and decrease its environmental impact. The Hyatt has already seen positive results from all of its initiatives, and plans to apply for a Green Seal Certification.


Unique Amenities Offering Rebates on Returned Cartons, Bottles

7/14/2008

MONSEY, N.Y.—Unique Amenities, one of the nation’s leading sources for guest amenities for the hospitality industry, announces the launch of a reusing drive to help change the direction of the hotel industry’s approach to going green.


VingCard Now Offering Eco-friendly Keycards as Card Alternative

7/10/2008

DALLAS—Innovative recycled keycards are now available to VingCard customers, and one unique guestroom door lock not only operates on fewer batteries than traditional electronic locks, but it also gives hoteliers the option to forgo keycards altogether.


The Finer Liner.com Now Offering Recyclable, Biodegradable Wastebasket Liners

7/1/2008

LOS ANGELES—The Finer Designer Wastebasket Liner is now available in a recyclable form. The Finer Liner currently sells a recyclable plastic designer wastebasket liner in seven styles. Owner Annette Savio decided to offer the recyclable, biodegradable liners to hotels that typically use plastic liners.


Eve’s Garden Organic B&B Pays Special Attention to Waste Recycling

6/24/2008

MARATHON, TEXAS—Newspapers guests read at the Eve’s Garden Organic Bed & Breakfast and Ecology Resource Center will definitely get recycled. In fact, they may even end up in a wall or one of the many domed structures at the five-room inn here in Marathon, Texas. The owners—Kate Thayer and Clyde Curry—don’t like to waste anything.


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