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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.

Eco-friendly Edible Straws Make U.S. Debut

BARCELONA—ORBOS and Green Nature Marketing are working with Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC, to feature SORBOS edible straws as a limited-time offer, beginning November 11, 2020. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is the first restaurant franchise system to offer SORBOS straws in the United States. “We’re excited to feature these straws with our special cranberry smoothies available all holiday season,” said Alice Crowder, VP of Menu Strategy and Innovation at Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. “Our brand is all about sharing flavor and fun, and these straws contribute both to our smoothie experience.” SORBOS is the first company to produce an edible, flavored and 100 percent...

Sysco’s 2020 CSR Report Demonstrates Progress Toward 2025 Goals

HOUSTON—Sysco Corp., the leading global foodservice distribution company, has published its 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report (Read the Report), documenting the company’s progress toward its 2025 CSR goals and demonstrating its “Leadership In Extraordinary Times.” Sysco’s CSR strategy sets a clear path for the future and demonstrates the company’s enduring commitment to caring for people, sourcing products responsibly and protecting the planet. Fiscal year 2020 highlights include: People Donated 30 million meals globally, and helped more than 900 community organizations, to address hunger and food insecurity during COVID-19. Launched a global mental health and well-being campaign, encouraging associates to take a pledge...

Ecolab Receives EPA Approval for Sink & Surface Cleaner

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. The product is the first registered by the EPA to kill the virus that causes COVID-19 in 15 seconds—the fastest product available. Ecolab’s advanced chemistries, including Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer, are key to helping restaurants and other businesses meet heightened expectations for cleanliness and more stringent regulations to help reduce the risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 and other viruses. Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer...

What a Future Meeting May Look Like—Global Wellness Summit to Welcome In-Person Contingent

MIAMI—When Global Wellness Summit (GWS) delegates meet at The Breakers Palm Beach from November 8 to 11, they will experience a number of new technologies and creative moves that are “meeting firsts” and all designed to keep them as safe as possible. The GWS has been working overtime to invent new standards for a hygienic and healthy conference, and while it includes the “givens,” such as a smaller gathering (150 in-person attendees according to Beth McGroarty, V.P. of Research for the Global Wellness Summit), physical distancing, masks and temperature checks, the organization has gone much further: deploying cutting-edge air...

Florida Linen Recycling Entrepreneur Gets Las Vegas Boost

Every so often someone comes along in our industry with a grand idea to affect major change in hotel operations. I have been fortunate to meet Shawn Seipler, CEO of Clean the World, who has done so much to change the way our industry thinks and acts about soap and amenity waste. Shawn is based in Orlando. Another person I have met is also based in Florida but in Sarasota. His name is Richard Ferrell, and he is President of Purlin, LLC. I first wrote about Purlin in 2018. Richard’s vision is to dramatically change the way hoteliers think...

Recyclable Linens One Step Closer to Vegas Thanks to Purlin’s Lee School Prize

SARASOTA, FLA.—Purlin, LLC, maker of recyclable linens for the hospitality industry, has won the Lee School Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality category. The Lee Business School at UNLV and Ted and Doris Lee Family Foundation created a worldwide $1,000,000 Lee School Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the goal of discovering and funding innovative technologies and solutions that make the food and beverage, hospitality, casino, sports and entertainment and travel industries a safe place for employees and guests in the post pandemic world. Purlin’s prize in the hospitality category is $250,000. There were 250 submissions from...

Culinary, Garden, Landscape Teams Always Busy at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

BANGKOK—It is (always) a busy time of year for the culinary, garden and landscape teams at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. As a brand that champions food that is homegrown, seasonable and sustainable, there is a lot of work going on at all properties. Around the world, all properties follow the Eat With Six Senses philosophy, while offering a signature twist according to what’s pushing up through the soil or dropping from the vine. Taking a tour around the world is also an opportunity to share this color, variety and abundance with a few best kept recipe secrets to try...

Sustainability Consultant Launches Online Eco-friendly Marketplace

AUGUSTINE, FLA.—Every day, 8 million pieces of plastic find their way into the ocean. With the consistent use of single-use plastic, the problem is only getting worse. Frequently used items such as travel-size beauty products and takeaway containers contribute to the planet’s plastic pollution. Sustainability consultant, Tara Dodson, targets this problem head-on by providing businesses the opportunity to switch to plastic-free alternatives. Dodson has created a comprehensive online marketplace for businesses to purchase environmentally friendly products in bulk ranging from bathroom essentials and gift shop items to products used by dining services and property operations. Eco Collections Marketplace is a...

BioHiTech Receives Food Waste Digester Order from Princess Cruises

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y.—BioHiTech Global, Inc., a sustainable technology and services company, announced it has received an additional purchase order for its Revolution Series food waste digesters from Princess Cruises, valued at approximately $300,000. BioHiTech expects to deliver these digesters for installation on Princess Cruises’ newest ship, the Enchanted Princess during the fourth quarter of 2020. Utilization of the Revolution Series digesters, equipped with BioHiTech’s proprietary data analytics platform, is part of Princess Cruises’ comprehensive plan to limit food waste, achieve safe onboard disposal, and improve associated environmental outcomes. “We continue to see sales momentum for our digesters in the cruise industry and this...

Company’s Self-Serve Beer Tap System Eliminates Waste, Increases Profits

NATIONAL REPORT—Illinois-based PourMyBeer is making it easy to eliminate beer waste while significantly increasing sales and profits at the same time. The company has developed a tap wall system that frees up space in a bar and puts the pouring in the hands of customers who can social distance while choosing up to more than 100 beers on tap. Taps are sanitized between use but customers can choose to use gloves if they wish. “It is about making people feel comfortable,” says Josh Goodman, Founder and CEO of PourMyBeer. “The act of showing customers that you sanitize the taps or...