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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 a great idea about how to turn green into gold? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Waste Management

Home 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 a great idea about how to turn green into gold? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

PILLOWS / PILLOW RENOVATION

Harris Pillow Supply, Inc. Custom Pillows Manufactured in USA to Your Specifications. Reduce Pillow Replacement Costs by 80% with Pillow-Vac. Harris Pillow Supply is a family-owned business that has specialized in manufacturing high-end pillows for quality conscious customers in the lodging, institutional and travel industry since 1958. Harris also manufactures the Pillow-Vac©, a machine used to renovate pillows in hotels, motels and the finest cruise ships, eliminating much of the pillow replacement and associated landfill disposal costs for a minimum investment. Call (800) 845-8240 for a pillow sample and information. Harris Pillow Supply, Inc. » Email for Details »

MATTRESSES

Sleep On Latex America’s Best Source for Latex Mattress Products At Sleep on Latex, we are passionate about the products that we sell. Our natural latex mattress products are healthy, environmentally friendly and comfortable. We provide the highest quality natural latex mattresses, mattress toppers and pillows at prices which are unmatched by any competitor. Call (312) 380-1960 for a quote or for more information. Our sales people are friendly, knowledgeable and always happy to help out. Our warehouse is located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in Chicago. Sleep On Latex » Email for Details »     Sterling Sleep Systems Reduce Your Cost of Bed Ownership 50...

MATTRESS RECYCLING

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida In Support of Our Furniture & Clothing Bank Since 2011, The Mustard Seed Recycle program has deconstructed more than 120,000 mattresses, saving more than 720,000 cubic yards of landfill space, reducing dump expenses and protecting our environment. This recycling produced bales of toppers, foam, shredable metal and mulched wood generating income to fund the furniture and clothing program. The Mustard Seed is the only furniture and clothing bank in Central Florida. Call (407) 875-2040, ext. 113 to get a quote for recycling your mattresses and box springs. The Mustard Seed of Central Florida » Email for Details...

Clean the World at 4,500 Hotels, 820,000 Rooms, Positions to Continue Growth

ORLANDO, FLA.—Clean the World, the nonprofit based here that launched eight years ago, is continuing to grow with widespread support from the global hospitality industry and its suppliers. Clean the World’s mission is two-fold. First, it is to collect and recycle soap and hygiene products discarded every day by the hospitality industry. Second, through the distribution of these and other donated products to impoverished people, the mission is to prevent millions of hygiene-related deaths each year, reduce the morbidity rate for hygiene-related illnesses, and encourage vigorous childhood development. According to Shawn Seipler, Founder and CEO of Clean the World, there...

Centerplate Hosts ‘Zero Waste Lunch’ in Dumpster

NEW ORLEANS—Centerplate, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s exclusive food and beverage provider, hosted a “Zero Waste Lunch” at the 2017 WasteExpo convention on May 10. Chef Brandon Felder, Executive Chef, and his team served industry attendees a menu of Beet Salad, Abita Amber BBQ Shrimp, and Bananas Foster Bread Pudding, made with parts of food that would otherwise be discarded. The lunch was created in partnership with the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Centerplate, GES, Salvage Supperclub, The Green Project and The Composting Network. The event took place inside a rented dumpster equipped with salvaged...

San Diego Convention Center Earns LEED Gold

SAN DIEGO—San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined the staff of the San Diego Convention Center at a public celebration last month to publicly celebrate the venue’s certification as a LEED Gold facility. Mayor Faulconer praised the venue’s efforts in achieving the standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “San Diego is one...

HOTEL SUPPLIES / GENERAL

HD Supply Hospitality Solutions Your Single Source For Hospitality and Maintenance Supplies With more than 27,000 in stock items, HD Supply Facilities Maintenance is focused on making your job easier and exceeding guests’ expectations. From guestroom essentials, including linens and in-room amenities, to maintenance, repair and operations supplies, we provide the everyday basics you need to keep your property well maintained and running smoothly. Call (800) 431-3000 for more information. HD Supply Hospitality Solutions » Email for Details »     Impact Enterprises Impact Enterprises: Passion Drives Our Eco-friendly Innovation We find durable eco-friendly materials to create our custom designed Menu Covers, Binder Covers, Guest Services Directory Covers,...

FURNITURE / OUTDOOR

T2 Site Amenities Exceptional Site Furnishings Stand out Site Furnishings that incorporate sustainable materials. Great looking recycling receptacles for lobbies, meeting spaces and entrances. Benches that make a statement, reinforcing the uniqueness of your property. Planters that astound. Towel Valets constructed of Neowood, 97 percent recycled milk jugs that won’t corrode, rust, splinter, fade or rot. Matching Neowood products include trash/recycling bins, storage boxes, portable bars, planters and benches. Call (847) 579-9003 for information. T2 Site Amenities » Email for Details »

Tremendous Cost, Environmental Savings Come with Furniture, Woodwork Restoration

NATIONAL REPORT—Extending the life of a hotel asset typically results in both cost and environmental savings. Perhaps in no other instance is that more true than with furniture. Refinishing, reupholstering or repurposing furniture keeps it out of the landfill and extends the return on the original investment. “It is a huge savings environmentally,” says Bob Stephens, owner of Northern Lights Restoration, Spencer, N.Y., adding that cost savings can range from 70 percent to 95 percent compared to the cost of replacement. On its website, The Refinishing Touch, Alpharetta, Ga., cites a project in Charleston, S.C. where the property spent...

COMPOSTING / FOOD WASTE

BioHitech America Manage Your Food Waste More Efficiently While Saving Money & the Environment with The Eco-Safe Digester BioHitech America’s solution to food waste combines green technology with the power of big data to offer transparency, savings and a sustainable future. The Eco-Safe Digester, an on-site aerobic digester, eliminates up to 2,400 pounds of food waste in a 24-hour period by converting it into nutrient-neutral water and transporting the water safely through standard sewer lines. The BioHitech Cloud, a technology platform, measures key metrics to optimize the food waste disposal process while allowing businesses to move towards the prevention of waste...