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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.

Green Lodging News Adds TG Eco Products as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added TG Eco Products to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Paper Products” category. TG Eco Products’ mission is to provide sustainable, renewable, recyclable products that are competitively priced compared to traditional products. The company has a complete line of tree free paper products made from sugar cane and bamboo, both rapidly renewable resources. Its Green2 brand and private label brands consist of bath and facial tissue, paper towels, napkins, plates, bowls, cups, to go containers and copy paper. TG Eco Products sources its raw materials...

J+J Flooring Group Introduces Two New Kinetex Products

DALTON, GA.—J+J Flooring Group recently introduced two new Kinetex products: Put a Cork in It and Tri-Plex. Both feature the human-centered properties for which Kinetex products are known, along with contemporary and appealing designs. This versatility offers unmatched flexibility for designers to create the commercial spaces they envision. Boasting a name that matches its clever and quirky design, Put a Cork in It is an approachable yet distinctive 24” x 24” tile. Multi-tonal cork-like flecks appear through 16 colorways creating a captivating pattern that brings an unexpected level of character and personality. Shifting, mottled specs of jade mix with tawny...

Paper Products

TG Eco Products Tree Free Paper Products TG Eco Products’ mission is to provide Sustainable, Renewable, Recyclable products that are competitively priced compared to traditional products. We have a complete line of Tree Free paper products made from Sugar Cane and Bamboo, both rapidly renewable resources. Our Green2 brand and private label brands consist of Bath & Facial Tissue, Paper Towels, Napkins, Plates, Bowls, Cups, To Go Containers and Copy Paper. We are a certified Women owned company. We source our raw materials responsibly and our Tree Free Paper Products are USDA Bio-Based Certified. Call (844) Save Trees, or e-mail support@tgecoproducts.com for more information. TG...

Vail Resorts Commits to Zero Net Operating Footprint by 2030

BROOMFIELD, COLO.—Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that the company will aggressively pursue a comprehensive sustainability commitment, called “Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint”. This ambitious undertaking, announced to employees at a companywide event, commits to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030 and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat. “Everything we do at Vail Resorts is driven by the spectacular natural surroundings where our employees, guests and communities live, work and play,” said Rob Katz, Chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts. “The environment is our business, and we have a special obligation to protect it,” “As a growing...

PureCycle, P&G Making Plastic Recycling Easier

CHICAGO—PureCycle Technologies, in partnership with consumer goods company P&G, hosted the ribbon-cutting for a plant that will restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic to “virgin-like” quality with a recycling method that is one of a kind. The new plant will enable consumers to purchase more products made from recycled plastic. The patented technology was born in P&G labs as one of many innovations with meaningful sustainability benefits. P&G licensed the technology to PureCycle, a portfolio company of Innventure, a Wasson Enterprise Partnership that commercializes disruptive technologies. Founded in 2015, PureCycle is opening a small-scale plant in Lawrence County, Ohio where they...

How Restaurants Are Helping to Make the Planet a Better Place

NATIONAL REPORT—The foodservice sector is putting sustainability on the menu, serving up innovative solutions to help cut waste, use resources more efficiently and change ingrained habits. For a sector that is often portrayed as wasteful it’s not an easy, nor a straightforward task yet as the stats show, change is very much needed. According to a study by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, for example, almost 85 percent of unused food from U.S. restaurants is thrown away annually. In the United Kingdom, around 920,000 tons of food is wasted at outlets each year, the equivalent of 1.3 billion meals. And this comes with big consequences....

Pier House Resort & Spa Plugs into Partnership with OpenKey

DALLAS—OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key technology in hotels, has been selected by the Pier House Resort & Spa in Key West, Fla. as the property’s mobile key and amenity app of choice. The award-winning OpenKey app will enable effortless room access for guests of the Pier House and reduce the resort’s carbon footprint through elimination of disposable plastic keys. OpenKey will further be available to guests as a go-to resource for conveniences such as directions to the property, amenity booking and notification of early or late arrival to the property. In addition to guaranteeing added convenience for guests, the...

Aramark Makes Progress Minimizing Food Waste

PHILADELPHIA—Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities and uniforms announced the latest step demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability by reducing, reusing and recycling food waste through responsible practices, from the initial purchase to final waste disposal. Aramark’s Food Waste Progress Report highlights recent steps toward its goal to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030. Progress includes: 100 percent of the company’s food locations tracking waste, enabling better decisions about what to purchase and how much to prepare. 500 of its largest accounts using cutting edge waste tracking technology provided by LeanPath, a food waste prevention company. 100,000...

The Ellis Hotel Awarded Green Seal Certification

ATLANTA—The Ellis Hotel has a heart of green. The recently renovated property, downtown Atlanta’s only independent hotel, has earned Silver certification to Green Seal’s Standard for Hotels & Lodging Properties (GS-33). This achievement, which has only been attained by four other Georgian hotels, is based on a rigorous, independent evaluation of The Ellis Hotel’s features, operations and processes. “We salute the Ellis Hotel for its leadership in sustainability as a Green Seal-certified hotel,” said Arthur B. Weissman, Ph.D., Green Seal’s president and CEO. “Its continual innovation shows how sustainability can position hotels at the cutting edge of the market and...

Interface Unveils Prototype Carbon Negative Carpet Tile

ATLANTA—Showcasing the private sector’s power to create a climate fit for life, Interface unveiled a first-of-its-kind prototype carbon negative carpet tile. Interface’s “Proof Positive” tile proves that with new approaches to materials sourcing and manufacturing, it is possible to make a product with the potential to reverse global warming. After the tile is made, there is less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than if it had not been manufactured in the first place. “We created this Proof Positive tile to inspire our customers, our industry, and the world to think more broadly about taking on the climate challenge in a...