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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. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.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. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Food Freshness Card Wins 2019 Gold Edison Award

NEW YORK—Nature’s Natural Solutions has announced that the Food Freshness Card has won the Gold Medal in the 2019 Edison Awards in the Food Tech Solutions. The award is the latest in a long list of awards and accolades the product has won since its launch just a few years ago. Father and son team, Rick and RJ Hassler, developed and patented the Food Freshness Card. They joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies, including IBM, to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all the 2019 Edison Award winners at an April 4 event at The...

Eco-Products Unveils Line of Sugarcane Compostable Plates, Containers

BOULDER, COLO.—Eco-Products announced a groundbreaking new line of molded fiber plates and containers. Vanguard, made from sugarcane, microwave friendly, and effective in both hot and cold applications, is also water and grease resistant. It has been designed to meet the requirements of the Biodegradable Product Institute for compostability certification that will go into effect on January 1, 2020. “Our goal has always been to provide a breadth of options for foodservice operators looking for environmentally preferable packaging,” said Sarah Martinez, Director of Marketing for Eco-Products. “The Vanguard line of products is another proud addition to our offering.” The Vanguard line uses proprietary alternative compounds to achieve grease-resistance performance. Creating...

Power Knot’s Iain Milnes Presents at Hotelier Maldives GM Forum

SAN JOSE, CALIF.—At this year’s Hotelier Maldives GM Forum, Iain Milnes, President of Power Knot, explained why the proper disposal of waste food is essential for hotels and resorts that are committed to sustainable operations and a low carbon footprint. High-end tourist destinations, which are often located on or near pristine ecological environments, are among the top producers of food waste—statistics show that some resorts generate more than 3lbs (1.5kg) of food waste per meal. The GM Forum—the only dedicated gathering for hotel managers in the Maldives—is an annual gathering of general managers and hospitality industry stakeholders. This year, presentations and panel discussions at the GM...

Aluminum Bottles: Better Than Water in a Carton?

After posting my recent article on water that is available in boxed cartons, I heard from Nicole Doucet, the co-founder and CEO of Chicago-based Open Water, a bottled water company that uses aluminum packaging as a more sustainable alternative to plastic bottled water. Nicole sent me a document that explains more about the bottled water her company sells. First, according to Open Water, the upside to aluminum is that it can be recycled over and over without losing volume or quality. Aluminum gets recycled more than cartons and other recyclables. Plastic...

Sixth Annual ‘Fish to Fork’ Culinary Weekend Returns to Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.—Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort announced the dates for its sixth annual “Fish to Fork” culinary weekend, May 9 to 12, 2019. This year’s event celebrates Mother's Day weekend with an all-female chef lineup. The resort will welcome visitors for a one of a kind “dock-to-dish” experience where they can unleash their inner foodie. In its sixth year, Fish to Fork welcomes a new lineup of all-star female chefs. Each chef will bring their unique styles to the event’s festivities, and three-time Fish to Fork competitor Kathleen Blake, owner and chef of The Rusty Spoon in Orlando, Fla., is making...

Hotelschool The Hague Celebrates Rescued Food with ‘Food Rescue Market’

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS—During the past two years an enthusiastic team of teachers and students have saved almost 40,000 kilos of food, which has been turned into delicious dishes and products. Recently, this team organized a Food Rescue Market to make the new students aware of food waste and to introduce them to the way Hotelschool encounters this. Ten different food rescue companies participated in the market, giving students the opportunity to taste dishes made of rescued food. Special guest at this market was a buck named Walter. Male goats are usually...

Rhino Paper Straws Gains Attention with Three Luxury Brands

BOCA RATON, FLA.—FarFromBoring Hospitality continues to make headlines, eliminating the need for plastic straws by recently signing on to provide discerning clientele at three nationally recognized establishments with a high-quality, paper straw alternative. With eco-friendly, strong and reasonably-priced Rhino Paper Straws that are unique in color and design, the Boca Raton company is meeting the demand for local product availability while making a global difference. Three hospitality companies will now use Rhino Paper Straws to help reduce the more than 500 million plastic straws that Americans use every day, which pollute our oceans and are ingested by sea birds, turtles and other marine life. The...

It’s Time to Stop Giving, Selling Plastic Water Bottles to Your Guests

They may not be the perfect solution to water container pollution but paper-based products—whether in cartons or bottles—are so much better than their plastic alternatives. This past week I posted an article about four companies that now offer water in cartons or bottles that are primarily made from paper—a renewable resource. If you are currently still giving your guests or staff plastic water bottles, I challenge you to sample the water containers featured in my article. Something has got to be done to stop the proliferation of plastic bottles. Sixty-nine billion bottles are created each year and 38 billion of...

SeaWorld Removes Polystyrene Foam Dinnerware from Theme Parks

ORLANDO, FLA.—SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announced that all 12 of its theme parks have removed polystyrene foam dinnerware products, including bowls, plates and trays, from all its dining operations. As part of its commitment to protecting animals and habitats worldwide, SeaWorld has replaced polystyrene foam with products made from 100 percent recycled material in all its parks. With millions of meals served in the parks each year, the removal of polystyrene foam products, which are not biodegradable, helps keep them out of local landfills, as well as in the ocean ecosystem. According to Andrew Ngo, Corporate Vice President, In-park Revenue, “This change allows us to...

Baxter VersaOven Receives NRA Show’s Kitchen Innovation Award

ORTING, WASH.—The Baxter VersaOven, the latest innovation in cooking equipment, combines the best features of steamer, rotisserie, convection and combi ovens into one space-saving design, resulting in recognition by the National Restaurant Association Show with a Kitchen Innovation Award. The Baxter BV400G is one of 25 products selected in 2019 as part of the NRA Show’s 15th annual Kitchen Innovation Awards. Designed to provide kitchens with a new level of versatility, the VersaOven is a self-cleaning, programmable gas rack oven that offers convection and non-boiler steam to serve as a steamer, rotisserie, convection oven, and combi oven all in one. “Since...