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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

Hydropods Announces Strategic Partnership with Cropbox

Denver—Hydropods, Inc., a Denver-based technology company, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Clinton, N.C.-based CropBox, to integrate its cloud-based grow controllers into their shipping container agricultural systems. “We’re proud of this partnership with CropBox,” said Ted Tanner, CEO of Hydropods. “CropBox is already in use by some major restaurants and retailers and we’re excited by their growth potential. We admire their mission to bring local farming to more communities, providing safe nutritious food grown in a sustainable environment.” A CropBox, manufactured by greenhouse builder Williamson Greenhouses, is a repurposed shipping container that can fit 2,800 planting spots in...

Moen Introduces Showerhead with Magnetix Technology

NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO—Moen has expanded its Magnetix line of showerheads with the new Attract Combination Handshower and Rainshower with Magnetix, the first combination showerhead to feature the brand’s magnetic docking technology. “Showerheads with Magnetix offer a powerful magnetic dock that allows for easy release of the handshower, as well as a secure return back into place, even with your eyes closed,” said Maribeth Kwasniewski, Director of Retail Marketing, Moen. “With the introduction of Magnetix, we transformed the way people use handshowers, making them simpler and more intuitive to use. We wanted to take this technology and provide even more options...

Sealed Air Publishes Annual Sustainability Report

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Sealed Air Corp. announced the publishing of its annual Sustainability Report. This year’s report chronicles the company’s journey to achieve its 2020 Sustainability Goals, and provides data showing progress in the year 2015. Sealed Air’s 2020 Sustainability Goals, announced last June, outline the company’s commitment to reduce the overall impact of its operations, including waste, water, energy, and greenhouse gas intensity reduction goals. In addition, Sealed Air committed to products and solutions goals which include an ethical supply chain standard, responsible materials standards, and product development processes which will ensure new products are vetted for both sustainability improvements and...

Cintas Supports Green Umbrella’s Waste Reduction Initiatives

CINCINNATI—With America Recycles Day having taken place on November 15, Cintas Corp. has signed the Green Umbrella’s recycling pledge in an effort to help Cincinnati achieve a top 10 ranking on the list of the most sustainable cities in the United States. The Green Umbrella, an alliance of organizations across 10 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, hopes to reduce landfill waste by 33 percent by 2020 through rotating recycling initiatives. “We hope to add 50 new corporate pledges each year in order to make the biggest impact.” “Paper is one of the simplest things to recycle, yet the landfill in...

American Express Publishes Corporate Social Responsibility Report

NEW YORK—American Express has published its first comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility Report since 2008. The report highlights the company’s efforts to create social, environmental and economic value for its stakeholders as well as operate ethically and responsibly. “At American Express, we are dedicated to treating everyone we serve with the utmost care and respect,” said Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and CEO, American Express Co. “As the world evolves, we will continue transforming to meet the needs of our stakeholders while remaining true to the values that have always sustained us.” “The Service Effect” highlights the myriad ways in which American Express’...

Atmospheric Water Solutions Introduces AquaBoy Pro II

COOPER CITY, FL.—Atmospheric Water Solutions, Inc. introduces the AquaBoy Pro II air to water generator, a new and innovative luxury appliance that makes water from the air around us. The AquaBoy Pro II draws in air through the HEPA Air Filter. Water vapor in the air makes contact with the stainless steel coils and condensation occurs, producing water that then goes through the remainder of the seven-stage EZ-Filter process producing up to 2 to 5 gallons of “purified great tasting water” per day with no chlorine, fluoride, lead, or other harmful ingredients. In August 2016, the AquaBoy Pro II became the...

J+J Flooring Recertified as Zero Waste to Landfill Manufacturer

DALTON, GA.—J+J Flooring Group, a leading manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, announced it has been recertified as a Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) manufacturer by GreenCircle Certified, LLC, a prominent third-party certifier of environmental claims. J+J Flooring Group was originally certified by GreenCircle as a ZWL manufacturer in 2015. This marked the first time a commercial floor covering manufacturer had achieved ZWL status and went the extra step to have its waste diversion efforts audited and verified by a recognized, third-party certifier of environmental claims. GreenCircle’s certification covers J+J’s waste diversion at its Dalton, Ga., corporate campus, which includes both its...

High Sierra Showerheads Unveils All-Metal Line of Showerheads

COARSEGOLD, CALIF.—High Sierra Showerheads has launched its new Plus line of EPA WaterSense-certified showerheads, featuring durable, all-metal designs. Built from solid brass and stainless steel at their core, the new Plus line adds new aluminum tips, for a sleek, streamlined look. The new designs come in multiple finishes, including chrome, brushed nickel, polished brass and oil-rubbed bronze, to fit most bathroom decors. High Sierra’s patented, nozzle-based design is unique in the industry. Rather than dropping water through holes in a perforated disc, the mechanism by which nearly all showerheads worldwide have made their spray for over a century, High Sierra’s...

Southeastern Laundry Equipment Named UniMac 2015 Distributor of the Year

RIPON, WIS.—UniMac, a leading provider of on-premises laundry (OPL) equipment, has named Southeastern Laundry Equipment as its 2015 Distributor of the Year. The Marietta, Ga.-based distributor is being recognized for the support the company provides its customers, strong sales achievements and commitment to educating customers through seminars and training. “Southeastern Laundry Equipment has been a UniMac partner for decades and has proven time and again that the company is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to its customers,” said Bill Brooks, UniMac North American Sales Manager. “This high standard of service has translated directly into an impressive sales performance....

Xeros Introduces 35lb/16kg Capacity Near Waterless Laundry System

NEW YORK—Xeros announced the Xeros SM35, a new 35lb/16kg capacity near waterless laundry system that is ideal for dry cleaners, smaller hotels, and spas where size and space is a consideration. Xeros unveiled the new system at HX: The Hotel Experience in New York City. Utilizing the same patented polymer cleaning technology as the award-winning Xeros SMV90 Commercial Washer, the Xeros SM35 dramatically reduces water consumption by up to 80 percent, and reduces energy and detergent usage by up to 50 percent, all while delivering a superior clean that is gentler on fabrics. Features include: 35lb/16kg capacity; Soft mount design; Full-color 7” touch screen...