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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.

Brew Dr. Announces Plan to Go Carbon Neutral by 2030

PORTLAND, ORE.—Organic kombucha and tea leader Brew Dr. Kombucha announced plans to become carbon neutral by 2030. Their announcement to prioritize carbon neutral operations is part of several Brew Dr. initiatives underway in celebration of B Corp Month in March. Brew Dr. is the first major kombucha company to become B Corp certified, designating that the business meets high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency across several social and environmental categories. “Certified B Corps are considered leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy, and we take that responsibility very seriously,” says Dan Stangler, CEO of Brew...

Bishop’s Lodge Welcomes World-Renowned Executive Chef, Pablo Peñalosa

SANTA FE, N.M.—Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection announces the appointment of Pablo Peñalosa as Executive Chef. Chef Peñalosa, who has more than a dozen years of culinary and Michelin star restaurant experience, will establish an elevated experience at the property’s signature restaurant, SkyFire, that redefines “New Mexican cuisine” and takes family recipes and locally sourced ingredients to new heights. The culinary offerings will present a global perspective that ties in techniques and flavors discovered during his time living in Mexico and Spain, while nurturing the connection between the land, ingredients, makers and farmers to the hotel guests and community in a...

Solenis Joins as Partner in PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber Network

WILMINGTON, DEL.—Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, has joined PulPac’s worldwide network supporting the dry molded fiber community. In a world desperate for alternatives to plastics, the market-pull for dry molded fiber is enormous. To support converters in the transition to the new technology, PulPac continuously expands its network of preferred partners and suppliers. Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on delivering sustainable solutions, has joined this global network of leaders supporting the dry molded fiber community. “We are excited to be a force for sustainable change in the packaging industry by contributing to this groundbreaking technology. Solenis has...

Kraft Heinz Agrees to Virgin Plastic Reduction Goal

BERKELEY, CALIF.—The Kraft Heinz Co., the third-largest food and beverage company in North America, has agreed to set a goal to reduce total virgin plastic use following the filing of a shareholder proposal and engagement with As You Sow. The proposal asked Kraft Heinz to report on how the company would reduce plastic packaging, including planned reduction strategies or goals, materials redesign, substitution, or reductions in use of virgin plastic. The company intends to set a substantial virgin plastic packaging reduction goal later this year or in the first quarter of 2023, the company informed As You Sow in a statement. In response, As You Sow agreed to...

Power Knot Awarded Best Eco-Friendly Waste Food Disposal Solution 2021

FREMONT, CALIF.—Power Knot LLC, a market leader for onsite organic waste management solutions, announced that its Middle East division has been named as the Eco-Friendly Waste Food Disposal Solution 2021. This is one of the UAE Business Awards 2021 presented by MEA Markets. This award symbolizes the hard work and outstanding effort of all nominees who have helped to ensure that the UAE is a demanding and dynamic country. After MEA Market’s selection and judging process Power Knot Middle East was narrowed down from all nominees to determine the best market leader. Award selection is based on various criteria such...

Prince Waikiki Receives 2022 Hawaii Green Business Award

HONOLULU, HAWAII—The award-winning Prince Waikiki, a 563-room oceanfront hotel with floor-to-ceiling ocean views in every guestroom located at the gateway of Honolulu’s vibrant Waikiki neighborhood, continues its streak of world-class hospitality with the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond designation, one of just 12 hotels on the Island of O’ahu to achieve the status. In addition to this accolade for meeting the highest standards of service, cleanliness, and hospitality, Prince Waikiki is one of just 14 businesses in Hawaii to receive the 2022 Hawaii Green Business Award as recognition for its commitment to sustainability, conservation, and clean energy. “We are honored to be recognized...

Brew Dr. Launches Peach Flavored Kombucha

PORTLAND, ORE.—Organic kombucha and tea leader Brew Dr.  launches their first-ever peach flavored kombucha, Just Peachy. The refreshing new flavor is a limited release, available now at select retailers across the country. To create this bright and juicy kombucha, Brew Dr. starts with high-quality loose leaf green tea, then blends in five different varieties of organic peaches. The result is a delicious balance of sweet, ripe, and tart flavors, with hints of honey and summer flower. Just Peachy’s vibrant bottle label was designed by Seattle-based illustrator, Jordan Kay. Kay’s art draws inspiration from the imperfections and organic quality of flowers, fungi,...

Power Knot Joins with Microsoft to Create Solar Powered Biodigester

FREMONT, CALIF.—Power Knot LLC, a market leader for onsite organic waste management solutions, announced that Dubai Creative Group and Power Knot have collaborated with Microsoft Dubai to create the first solar-powered biodigester in the world. In 2021, the Microsoft Real Estate and Facilities Directorate (RE&F) team in Dubai implemented an exciting initiative: a solar-powered LFC biodigester for their restaurant. Microsoft set clear goals to become carbon negative, water positive, and zero waste by 2030 and purchased the LFC biodigester to help them achieve these goals. The digestate that the machine outputs is used as a plant-organic fertilizer to create an...

Six Senses Lisbon to Open in 17th-Century Palácio Lavra & Adjacent Palácio das Pedrosas

BANGKOK—To translate the Six Senses vision of reconnection into an urban environment, the brand looks for iconic landmarks in some of the world’s most breathtaking downtown addresses and then weaves wellness, sustainable design, bespoke hospitality, and community into the guest experience. Following Istanbul, and with upcoming properties in Rome, New York, London, and Bangkok, Six Senses is now celebrating its entry into the heart of Lisbon. This also adds a second prime destination to its Portuguese portfolio after Six Senses Douro Valley in the heart of the country’s wine region. Authenticity in the City As is true with all of the...

Study Measures Microfibers Released into Atmosphere by Dryers

Which appliance emits more fibers into the atmosphere? A washer or dryer? Previous research has shown that washer agitation loosens fibers from clothing that ultimately ends up in the environment. Now a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters in early January 2022, and referenced by Treehugger in a recent post, shows that tumble dryers are even more guilty of releasing microfibers into the environment, particularly when clothes are dried at high temperatures. The authors of the study, “Microfibers Released into the Air from a Household Tumble Dryer," wrote that because vented air is usually not...