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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.

Owners of The Woods Lodge Step Up to Help to Feed Families

NORTHFIELD, VT.—In response to the escalating food insecurity being experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burr family, who owns and operates The Woods Lodge, has partnered with CERV, the organization that runs the Northfield food shelf, with the help of generous donations from members of the local community and Northfield Savings Bank, to provide prepared meals as an additional food resource to local families and seniors in need. What started out as an idea to provide a one-time donation to the local food shelf, has turned into a weekly occurrence, for the last three months, and counting. Every...

Healing Butterfly Gears Specialty Ingredients Toward Hospitality

ORLANDO, FLA.—Healing Butterfly, a leading provider of superfood products for the foodservice and consumer retail markets, announces the availability of a proprietary line of specialty ingredients geared specifically toward hospitality F&B operations. The powerful new line of bulk packaged superfoods, which includes matcha teas, turmeric and plant-based protein ingredients, is designed to help hoteliers enhance in-house menu offerings during the post-COVID travel resurgence, in order to ensure the health and wellbeing of their guests. “As travelers begin to return to the road and entrust their health and safety to hotel and restaurant operators, they will expect to have access to...

Eco-Products’ Compostable Plates, Bowls Now Available Nationwide

BOULDER, COLO.—Eco-Products announced its award-winning new line of molded fiber plates and containers—once in limited release—is now available to all customers nationwide. The groundbreaking new line—called Vanguard—is made from sugarcane and uses propriety compounds to achieve grease resistance without the use of conventional chemistry, known as PFAS. “Vanguard demonstrates our deep commitment to providing new choices for those seeking grease-resistant packaging,” said Sarah Martinez, Senior Marketing Director for Eco-Products. “Our goal is to stay at the cutting edge of innovation, and the Vanguard line keeps us right there. It's another outstanding option for our customers.” The Vanguard line meets the new requirements...

Girbau North America Introduces Solution to Ensure Laundry Disinfection

OSHKOSH, WIS.—Girbau North America (GNA) recently developed and released the Covid-19 Disinfection Monitoring Package (DMP), a module that works in concert with Sapphire laundry management software to monitor and verify disinfection of washed textiles. Unique in the industry, the DMP was innovated by Girbau Global Laundry Solutions to address the immediate need for disinfection and hygiene within laundries across the globe. Available on all GNA on-premise and industrial washer-extractors, the DMP comes as a result of GNA’s targeted effort to help counter the Covid-19 pandemic and stop the spread of infection. The DMP is a module that integrates with Sapphire,...

Vero Water’s New Filtration System Includes Touchless Technology

MIAMI BEACH, FLA.—Vero Water, a leading provider of luxury still and sparkling water to the hospitality industry, announced the introduction of VERO+4 featuring Touchless Technology to meet the heightened sanitation and safety requirements for HORECA establishments as a result of COVID-19. The new VERO+4 with Touchless Technology includes all the industry-leading features of the original Vero+4, such as the proprietary VERO+ Five-Stage filtration process that consistently delivers Vero’s signature taste, but with the added benefit of touchless filling. The Vero+4 with Touchless Technology includes the following features ideal for high-volume venues: Touchless Filling Technology. Simply place a bottle on...

Cuypers Joins Louis T Collection as Director of Food & Beverage

BANGKOK—Hospitality & building solutions group Louis T Collection is going green on the food front with the help of new Corporate Director of Food & Beverage, Anselm Cuypers. “As we move into a new decade we’re implementing a lot of changes in our F&B departments,” said Cuypers. “Our core focus is on sustainability, developing Louis T’s signature F&B offering, and launching wellness-focused menus across the properties.” In this new role, Cuypers will focus on expanding sustainability initiatives at the restaurants and bars at Louis T Collection’s properties in Thailand, Taiwan, and Australia. Examples of the group’s next steps include forbidding suppliers to...

Some Technological Solutions to Mounting Food Waste

On average, nearly 70 million tons of food is wasted each year in the United States. With the novel coronavirus COVID-19 effectively turning the world upside down, this number promises to increase. Among those expected to experience an increase in food waste generated on-site is the hospitality industry. As short-term lodging sites and hotels adjust their practices and occupancy levels, food is discarded at a higher rate due to a lack of sales or guests. Hotels have typically been at the forefront of the food waste challenge in the hospitality industry. Overnight guests are known for adding to the amount...

P&G Professional Surveys Travelers, Diners Regarding Future Plans

CINCINNATI—Stay-at-home restrictions are being lifted across the country and more people will resume their routines of shopping at retail stores, traveling for work and fun, and eating out in restaurants. But as two new surveys from P&G Professional reveal, COVID-19 is still top of mind for consumers and it will be critical for businesses to reassure their guests that it is safe to return. Communicating that the space is cleaned and disinfected by brands they know, and trust will help instill this consumer confidence. In May 2020, P&G Professional, the away from home division of Procter & Gamble, surveyed 850...

Bevi Now Offers Touchless Beverage Dispensing Feature

BOSTON—Bevi, a tech startup company that offers a suite of smart water coolers with still and sparkling flavors for commercial spaces, has announced a timely new touchless dispensing feature that provides users with a means to hydrate without using the machine’s touchscreen. As offices and workplaces begin to reopen, health precautions around COVID are top of mind, and there are concerns about contacting appliances such as shared water coolers and refrigerators. A growing response has been to turn to single-use packaging and other environmentally unsustainable products. Bevi believes that people shouldn’t have to choose between sustainability and safety, so it’s...

SASZONE M2 QR Code Technology Debuts in Vegas

LAS VEGAS—Now, restaurants, bar and other business owners can help keep employees and customers safe and healthy in a fun way using the latest technology from SASZONE, a new division of Plush Creative Agency, http://www.plushcalv.com/sas-zone. With demands to meet updated health guidelines, the team at Plush created MENU SQUARED using the latest QR code technology. MENU SQUARED, or M2 QR Code Technology, removes the need for disposable menus, provides a simple solution for customers and offers new marketing opportunities to operators and suppliers. “MENU SQUARED is a unique QR code system that is user-friendly, secure, easy for outlets and consumers to...