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Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. The kitchen and laundry can also be large waste generators. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Kitchen & Laundry

Home Kitchen & Laundry
Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. The kitchen and laundry can also be large waste generators. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Three Ways You Can Lead a More Sustainable Lifestyle

To lead a more sustainable lifestyle is quickly becoming a pledge on the top of everybody’s bucket list. The year 2020 has been freighting for many reasons, especially due to the alarming facts related to climate change and the environment. This last decade was the hottest on record and these climbing temperatures show no signs of slowing down. Therefore, we must make a conscious decision to protect the environment we live in and lead more sustainable lifestyles. Here are three ways that you can do so. Use Renewable Energy Renewable energy, also known as green energy, can come from many...

White Paper Finds Key to Post-COVID Recovery in Dishroom

SAN FRANCISCO—Dishcraft Robotics, an innovator in food and beverage operations for hotels, announced its sponsorship of a white paper to present research and opinion by some of the hotel industry’s leading lights. “Hospitality F&B Reimagined: A New Look at the Hotel Kitchen” suggests that increased operational efficiency, cost savings and the promotion of a more balanced, sustainable, human ecosystem on property may begin in an unexpected place: the hotel dishroom. The white paper outlines new standards for sanitization from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, detailing how automated dishwashing techniques begin to address the foodservice industry’s largest cleanliness challenges,...

All K-Cup Pods Produced by Keurig Dr Pepper Now Recyclable

BURLINGTON, MASS.—Keurig Dr Pepper announced that it has successfully achieved one of its longstanding sustainability commitments—all of the K-Cup pods the company produces are now recyclable. The extensive effort involved converting more than 100 manufacturing lines to produce the pods now made from polypropylene #5 plastic. In addition, new packaging for the recyclable K-Cup pods features a green recyclable flag as well as the industry-respected How2Recycle label that clearly communicates recycling instructions to consumers. Keurig Dr Pepper produces approximately 80 percent of the coffee pods sold at retail for use in Keurig brewers and, earlier this year, began shipping to retailers...

WinCup Introduces Marine Biodegradable Drinking Straw

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA.—Consumers can now use straws in good conscience thanks to a new drinking straw, phade, created by WinCup, Inc. phade is a breakthrough marine biodegradable drinking straw made with PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate), a substrate derived from canola oil. The straw is also compostable in home and industrial environments, and phade maintains the feel and user experience of a traditional plastic straw. Consumers are invited to “Meet Your Last Straw” and try phade straws for free beginning on National Drinking Straw Day, January 3, 2021. Anyone who “likes” phade on Instagram or “friends” phade on Facebook will receive a free...

Hotel Marcel—An Important Project to Watch in the New Year

In next week’s column I will be highlighting the 10 most read Green Lodging News articles of 2020. It will be interesting to see how many had to do with COVID-19. While the article I just posted on Hotel Marcel may not make it because of its posting late in the year, it certainly deserves consideration as one of the most important hotel stories of both this year and 2021. Be sure to read the article. Hotel Marcel is the project of architect Bruce Becker, Founder and Director of Becker + Becker, Westport, Conn. Becker purchased the New Haven, Conn. building...

Architect Building Net-Zero Energy Hotel in Connecticut—Hotel Marcel

NEW HAVEN, CONN.—When the Hotel Marcel opens next summer in New Haven, Conn., it will be a shining example of sustainability and what every hotel could and should be. The 165-room boutique hotel will be the result of the renovated Armstrong Rubber Company Building, aka Pirelli Building, originally designed by Marcel Breuer in 1967. It will be run by 100 percent solar power, meet net-zero energy standards, and will target LEED Platinum certification. There will be many other bells and whistles that will make the building highly efficient. Hotel Marcel is the project of Bruce Becker, Founder and Director of...

ITW Food Equipment Group Provides Support to Culinary Care

CHICAGO—As the holidays approach and 2020 comes to an end, the ITW Food Equipment Group is celebrating community, compassion, food, and health. For the second consecutive year, the ITW Food Equipment Group will provide financial support for Culinary Care, a nonprofit organization helping cancer patients live happier and healthier lives by making delicious feel-good moments easy. As part of this mission, Culinary Care delivers free restaurant prepared meals to cancer patients as well as their families during treatments. To date, the organization has provided over 15,000 meals to more than 2,000 patients. The foundation of Culinary Care’s mission and one that ITW...

Six Senses to Debut Grenada Resort in Late 2022

BANGKOK—Marking the brand’s debut resort in the Caribbean, Six Senses La Sagesse, Grenada is set on a headland on the southern part of the island known for its spice and relaxed lifestyle. Set to open in late 2022, the resort and residences are spread over 38 acres (15 hectares) and laid out using the natural topography of the land, with great effort given to ensuring space, privacy, and uninterrupted views over the turquoise sea. The resort will offer 56 guestrooms, seven one-bedroom villas and five two-bedroom villas, with no building higher than a palm tree. Influenced by the region’s traditional...

Six Senses to Arrive in the Americas in Early 2021 with Opening of Six Senses Botanique, Brazil

BANGKOK—Another green gem in the Six Senses portfolio, and the first opening in the Americas, is aptly named Six Senses Botanique. It showcases its surrounding beauty from a hillside amid 700 acres of lush, mid-tropical Atlantic forests. A Naturally Secluded Yet Convenient Setting The resort lies in the desirable Mantiqueira area, 2.5 hours from São Paulo and 3.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro, 3,940 feet (1,200 meters) above sea level and at the confluence of three river valleys in the heart of the Mantiqueira Mountains. These are known as the “mountains that weep” due to the abundance of springs and rivers....

Footprint Launches PFAS-Free, Compostable To-Go Food Container

GILBERT, ARIZ.—Footprint, a sustainable technology firm specializing in materials science engineering, announced the launch of its new, plant-based clamshell food container available for order now. As takeout orders and disposable food container use rises during the pandemic, this plastic and PFAS-free alternative meets the expectations of food providers and customers without sacrificing quality or convenience. Continuing its mission to create a healthier planet and healthier people, Footprint’s new, molded fiber, plant-based clamshell container will not only reduce unnecessary waste from entering the environment, but also reduce exposure to toxic chemicals found in plastic. The materials scientists who designed Footprint’s clamshell...