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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.

Soneva Launches Plastic Recycling Program in Maldives

BANGKOK—Soneva announced that it has started recycling plastic as part of the ‘Soneva Maker Programme’. Beginning at Soneva Fushi, this programme will see Soneva join the grass-roots ‘Precious Plastic’ global initiative to increase plastic recycling, by fabricating their open source machines from locally available, low cost materials. In due course the programme will be extended so that Soneva resorts recycle plastic collected from neighboring islands as well. At Soneva Fushi’s Eco Centro, the first machine has been constructed which remolds plastic waste into fun, functional and artistic items. The Soneva Maker Programme is part of Soneva’s plan to encourage guests...

Green Lodging News Adds Stern Engineering as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Stern Engineering as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Stern’s Touch-Free Electronic Faucets are operated by infrared sensor and automatically activate when users place their hands within the sensor range, providing cold or premixed water. The water efficient, touch free faucets automatically shut down after being used for more than 90 seconds. The faucets combine minimalistic designs with high quality materials to ensure washrooms remain hygienic, safe, cost efficient and sustainable. Customizable functions with optional remote control are sensor range, security time, delay in, delay out,...

With Sustainability as Her Focus, Claire Cutting Maps Out Marriott, Starwood Integration

Name: Claire Cutting Title: Director, Sustainability Company: Marriott International, Inc. Years in Position: One Primary Responsibilities: “My whole focus is on integrating Marriott’s and Starwood’s sustainability programs. We are trying to make one and one equal three. For example, we both had housekeeping and seafood programs but putting them together can be a real challenge. We are combining the best of both worlds. Each company had its own set of goals. It is like matching apples to oranges.” Organization’s most significant sustainability-related accomplishment: “Launching Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, Marriott’s new Sustainability and Social Impact Platform. Our goals are huge. It was...

Go Green Announces Commitment to Sustainable Products

DALTON, GA.—Go Green Synthetic Lawn Solutions announces a major initiative to shift its manufacturing focus to more sustainable and environmentally friendly products. This change began with the inception of including a soy-based backing system on their artificial grass landscape and golf products. Universal Textile Technologies, innovators of BioCel and pioneers using recycled and bio-based materials to produce state of the art technologies in the textile industry for over 20 years, provides Go Green products with an exceptional backing system that adds more value and a better choice for the consumer. The BioCel system utilizes plant-based polyols derived from renewable natural oils...

Mission Linen Supply Honored for Environmental Responsibility

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.—Mission Linen Supply, a leading provider of linens, uniforms, laundry services and select supplies, received a silver 2017 Best in Biz Award in the Most Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year category. Judged by an objective panel of prominent editors and reporters from some of North America’s most respected media outlets, this year’s Best in Biz Awards drew more than 650 entries across various categories. Mission was recognized for its efforts to put environmental sustainability at the forefront of its daily operations and long-term business initiatives. As early as 1973, Mission installed one of the industry’s first wastewater...

SOFTWARE/UTILITY ANALYTICS

Verdafero Inc. MyVerdafero—Utility Analytics Platform Developed for the Hospitality Industry MyVerdafero—Utility Analytics Platform is an easy to use cloud-based software platform developed to provide hospitality owner/operators with the valuable insights they need to make informed decisions during the asset acquisition, operations and disposal process. Specifically designed for the hospitality industry, we run automatic billing analysis on every bill for errors, help identify saving opportunities and alert you to problem areas within a single property or across multiple properties and multiple utilities (electric, gas, water usage, waste streams) while calculating real-time accurate CO2 calculations for the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) reporting....

Green Lodging News Adds Glass Recycled Surfaces as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Glass Recycled Surfaces as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Glass Recycled Surfaces turns post-consumer glass bottles, industrial glass and recycled porcelain fixtures into counter tops. By mixing crushed glass with an epoxy resin, the company has created thousands of custom designs for residential, hotel and multifamily clients. With the Beach Collection, one can bring coastal elegance into a project by adding locally sourced sea shells and oyster shells to countertops. Glass Recycled Surfaces also produces Glass Mulch. It retains moisture and reduces evaporation rather than...

COUNTER TOPS/RECYCLED GLASS

Glass Recycled Surfaces From Broken Glass to Beautiful Counter Tops Glass Recycled Surfaces turns glass bottles and recycled porcelain fixtures into beauty. Instead of being placed in a landfill for thousands of years, we turn post-consumer and industrial glass into gorgeous counter tops and unique landscapes. By mixing crushed glass with an epoxy resin, we have created thousands of custom designs for Residential, Hotel and Multifamily clients. Let Glass Recycled Surfaces help design your next project utilizing multiple glass options and custom epoxy resins, your possibilities are endless. We look forward to hearing from you by phone at (972) 865-4780, by...

SOAP DISPENSERS/ELECTRONIC

Stern Engineering Touch Free Electronic Soap Dispenser—Stern Engineering Stern’s Touch-Free Electronic Soap Dispensers are operated by infrared sensor and automatically activate when users place their hands within the sensor range, providing a measured soap dosage while preventing cross contamination. If the user removes their hands from within sensor range before the full dosage is dispensed, the soap dispenser immediately deactivates, ending waste. Any non-proprietary liquid soap, at the recommended viscosity, can be used, saving money. Customizable functions with optional remote control are soap dosage, soap tank refill, temporary off and reset to factory settings. A perfect match for Stern’s Touch Free...

Caesars Employees Hand-Deliver Thousands of Bars of Soap to Hundreds in Mexico

LAS VEGAS—Caesars Entertainment, in collaboration with Clean the World, the largest global recycler of hotel amenities, and The Service Companies, the premier one-stop-shop for services to the gaming and hospitality industry, announced the successful distribution of soap to hundreds of families in Guadalajara, Mexico, which took place last month. “Our relationship with Clean the World is an example of our People Planet Play corporate social responsibility platform brought to life,” said Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility. “Not only are we engaging our team members to help to reduce the spread of bacterial diseases by...