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From the housekeeping department, where green cleaning is considered and implemented, to engineering, where mechanical systems are maintained and fine-tuned, hotel operators have implemented innovative products and processes to save energy and minimize the impact on the environment. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Home Cleaning & Maintenance
From the housekeeping department, where green cleaning is considered and implemented, to engineering, where mechanical systems are maintained and fine-tuned, hotel operators have implemented innovative products and processes to save energy and minimize the impact on the environment. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Hydro Systems Offers Touchless Soap & Sanitizer Dispenser

CINCINNATI—In an effort to enhance hand hygiene and combat the spread of infection, Hydro Systems, a world leader in chemical dispensing equipment, software and services, added a touchless, automatic hand soap and sanitizer dispenser to its product catalog. The sleek and simple design makes the dispenser a perfect fit for all types of facilities. “We recognize that cleanliness is more important than ever. Adding a hand soap and sanitizer dispenser to our offering enables our customers to source a wide range of reliable dispensers from Hydro Systems,” said Matt Hayas, Global Product Manager, Hydro Systems. “Our goal was to deliver...

Sofidel Repurposes Ocean Plastic for New Line of Dispensers

HORSHAM, PENN.—Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, introduced the latest innovative addition to its Papernet brand of HyTech dispensers. HyTech Ocean dispensers feature a mix of 30 percent plastics recovered from the ocean and 70 percent recycled industrial and post-consumer materials. Sofidel is also supporting a nonprofit environmental advocacy group to aid efforts such as cleaning plastics from our ocean. “Repurposing ocean plastic not only reduces the amount of plastic currently in the water, but also helps us create durable products that won’t end up back in these marine ecosystems in the future,” said...

Former Carlyle CFO John Harris Joins NanoTouch Materials

FOREST, VA.—NanoTouch Materials, a leading provider of self-cleaning surfaces that transform dirty, high-traffic touchpoints into continuously self-cleaning surfaces, announced that John Harris, former Carlyle Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, has joined the firm as an investor and senior advisor. From 1997 to 2007, Harris served as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at Carlyle, a global private equity firm based in Washington, D.C., that currently manages more than $200 billion in assets. A partner of the firm and member of the firm’s Management Committee and Operating Committee, he also served as Managing Director and Senior Advisor from 2008 to...

Raycop GO Ultra Portable Vacuum Uses UVC Light To Kill Viruses

SAN RAMON, CALIF.—As travelers, workers and students begin to adapt to changing COVID restrictions, the need for portable sanitization increases. According to the MMGY Travel Intelligence Team, even during this global pandemic, 42 percent of U.S. business and leisure travelers are likely to take a trip in the next six months. The new Raycop GO is the industry’s first portable UVC vacuum that uses UVC light to eradicate 99.99 percent of bacteria and viruses. It is an easy-to-use, go-anywhere, sanitizing, portable vacuum and UVC light appliance. The new RAYCOP GO is designed to enhance safety during and after the COVID pandemic with...

ABCO Featured Green Seal Certified Mop Heads at ISSA Show

MIAMI—ABCO Cleaning Products, a leader in sustainable cleaning tools, participated in the ISSA Show North America Virtual Experience this week and showcased its Green Seal GS-20 Certified Natura Yarn mop heads. The Natura Yarn mop heads are the first and only line of mop heads to achieve Green Seal’s Environmental Innovation Standard, which recognizes product innovations that support the environment. “We are excited to highlight our Natura Yarn mop heads at the ISSA Show North America Virtual Experience this year,” said Carlos Albir, President, ABCO. “Many businesses are reconsidering their cleaning programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are opportunities to incorporate effective, sustainable cleaning tools...

Support Grows for Hotel Industry’s Safe Stay

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Support for the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) Safe Stay initiative continues to grow with endorsements coming from leading scientists, physicians and public health experts in epidemiology and infectious disease. The new endorsements come from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Association for Linen Management which represents the personnel involved in the textile care industry, as well as a certified industrial hygienist and former infectious diseases epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Murray Cohen. Safe Stay is an industry-wide initiative focused on enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols to meet the new health and safety challenges and...

Global Wellness Summit Shows Why ‘Hybrid’ Model Is Powerful New Direction for Conferences

MIAMI—The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the annual gathering of international leaders in the multitrillion-dollar global wellness economy, has received rave reviews for its first-ever hybrid event, which promises to be a new model for conferences. Notable as one of the first U.S. meetings to take place both in person and virtually, the hybrid “Safe Summit” was held at The Breakers Palm Beach from November 8 to 11, and attracted 100+ in-person delegates and 500+ highly engaged virtual attendees. “We knew the only way to host a Summit this year was to create a new model for how a conference can...

SpectraKill RTU Approved for EPA List N—Effective Against Covid-19

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.—SpectraShield Technologies LLC, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based disinfection company, has received notice from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the company’s SpectraKill RTU disinfectant has been approved for inclusion on the EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19). SpectraKill RTU’s inclusion on List N comes after successful third-party lab testing against Human Coronavirus. SpectraKill RTU is a rare disinfectant that combines broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew, yet is biodegradable, low in toxicity and corrosion and is Certified Green by the Green Cleaning Institute. Most disinfectants kill organisms by poisoning them to death. This poisoning effect is why...

American Cleancoating Launches Anti-Germ Coating for Hospitality

BENSALEM, PA.—American CleanCoating Company announced that it is now offering its exclusive, XTI-360 nanocoating technology to the hospitality industry. With this focus on the hospitality sector, XTI-360 hopes to play a part in helping companies deliver peace of mind to guests eager to meet, dine, socialize, and stay at their facilities, as well as to their employees. The company kicked off its hospitality sector XTI-360 launch in late October at Connect Marketplace, one of the nation’s largest gatherings of planners, suppliers, and experts across the Meetings and Events industry. The company also provided the attendees with its StaClean brand...

Tolley Brothers Announces New Antimicrobial Product Line

LOCKHART, TEXAS—Tolley Brothers, an antimicrobial copper research firm, has launched a full range of germ-mitigation products designed to protect electronics devices and office workspaces from harmful microbes. This new product line consists of peel-and-stick EPA-registered antimicrobial copper designed to be applied to any surface, eliminating the need for complete resurfacing. The antimicrobial properties of this technology provide immediate and continuous germ protection for cell phones, work spaces, and other surfaces as long as the product remains in place. Additionally, the company has developed a timer-based UV-C light that’s designed to douse your workspace overnight, effectively killing germs while the user sleeps. Effectiveness...