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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

Diversey Unveils Innovation Zone Research & Development Center

FORT MILL, S.C.—Diversey Holdings, Ltd., a leading provider of hygiene, infection prevention and cleaning solutions, announced the opening of its Innovation Zone Research and Development Center. Located on the campus of Diversey’s corporate headquarters in Fort Mill, S.C., the facility houses numerous state-of-the-art labs where scientists and specialists develop the industry’s next generation of cleaning and hygiene solutions. “We’re incredibly excited to open the doors of the Innovation Zone because it will help us fast track the development of new solutions that care for and protect people around the world,” said Paul Budsworth, President – Diversey North America. “This investment...

Steeped Coffee Wins Nexty Best New Product Award

PHILADELPHIA—Steeped Coffee, a Certified B Corp, was announced as the NEXTY Awards Winner for “Best New Product” for its French Roast Fair Trade Organic Breakwater Blend. Steeped Coffee was honored as the “Best New Tea or Coffee” by the coveted NEXTY Awards, announced at the annual Natural Products Expo East in Philadelphia. Steeped is showcasing its single-serve Steeped Brewing Method and Guilt-Free Packaging in Booth No. 1214 at the expo September 23 to 25. Brewed like tea, fully compostable Steeped Packs require no machines or specialty brewing equipment and are quickly becoming the sustainable standard in single-serve coffee. Nearly 600 products competed in the NEXTY Awards this year. The...

Mannington Commercial Completes Purchase of AtlasMasland Assets

CALHOUN, GA.—Mannington Commercial announced that it has completed the purchase of select assets from AtlasMasland, the commercial floor covering business of The Dixie Group. The purchase provides Mannington Commercial with expanded carpet manufacturing capabilities, an extensive set of well-established product lines and more sales resources to meet its customers’ evolving needs. “Today marks an exciting new chapter for Mannington Commercial and our customers,” said Mannington Commercial President Tom Pendley. “These new resources enable us to further penetrate strategic, high-growth market segments while providing a broader array of flooring solutions for our customers. We welcome AtlasMasland to the Mannington family and...

September 30 Busch Webinar to Focus on Waste Reduction

BARRIE, ONT.—Busch Systems, leaders in recycling and waste solutions, is hosting the next program as part of the Green Thinking Webinar Series on September 30, 2021. This free webinar will feature case studies by industry experts on the topic of Incorporating Waste Reduction into Hotel & Resort Operations. As travelers increasingly seek brands that reflect their values, the hospitality industry has taken big steps to embrace sustainability. Recycling remains a bedrock part of any green lodging program, but many corporate and individual properties are discovering other ways that waste reduction practices—from food composting to eliminating single use plastics—can yield a...

Cintas Goal: Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2050

CINCINNATI—Cintas Corp. announced its ambition to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. The company is also in the midst of a comprehensive, enterprise-wide review of its business model as it relates to environmental, social and governance (ESG) opportunities, improvements, and efficiencies. Cintas has been built on sustainable business practices, and the continuous improvement of its sustainability measures has been key to the company’s operational success over the years. As its business review continues for the next 12 to 18 months, Cintas expects to better define its ESG journey, including identifying strategies to reduce its Scope 1 and 2...

asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program Takes Stage at Greenbuild

WASHINGTON—The asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program, which is jointly run by Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is participating in Greenbuild’s International Conference & Expo taking place September 21 to 23 in San Diego. Greenbuild provides the opportunity for the world’s leading architects, designers, builders, sustainability professionals, consultants and governments to connect, learn, network, and source innovative solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in buildings, cities, and communities. The asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program’s involvement in Greenbuild will be two-fold: Allergy Standards Limited CEO, Dr. John McKeon will serve as a keynote speaker at the Global Health &...

Diversey Oxivir Tb Recognized on Best Infection Prevention Products 2021

FORT MILL, S.C.—Diversey, a leading provider of hygiene, infection prevention and cleaning solutions, has been recognized by Newsweek and the Leapfrog Group for its leading Oxivir Tb, which has been rated as a Best Infection Prevention Product in 2021. Diversey’s Oxivir Tb was evaluated and selected, using four criteria: effectiveness, safety (to both patients and healthcare workers), successful real-world implementation and the stability of the company. “A clean environment is critical to minimize the risk of infection,” said Carolyn Cooke, Vice President of Healthcare in North America, Diversey. “Oxivir disinfectants powered by Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP) technology, provide an alternative to...

Mananalu & Preferred Hotel Group Partner to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics

BOONE, N.C.—Mananalu, actor and environmentalist Jason Momoa’s water brand, has announced a new partnership with Preferred Hotel Group, which represents more than 1,100 hotels, resorts, and residences across 80 countries, to provide an alternative to harmful single use plastic bottled water to its members. The hospitality group, which includes the world’s largest independent hotel brand, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, has put their passion for sustainability into action through a variety of initiatives, including their latest brand launch, Beyond Green—a curated portfolio of properties that exemplify sustainable tourism leadership. This latest initiative based on shared values furthers the group’s efforts to support positive change in travel by...

Shaw Industries Introduces Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold Collection

DALTON, GA.—Shaw Industries (Shaw) has introduced its first Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold (V3.1) flooring products, representing the latest in the company’s sustainability achievements. The company has long been committed to Cradle to Cradle design and its focus on material health, product circularity, clean air and climate protection, water and soil stewardship and social fairness. Shaw’s EcoWorx-backed carpet tile (introduced in 1999) was the first flooring to ever be Cradle to Cradle Certified and was one of the first products from any industry to obtain that achievement. Today, almost 90 percent of the products the company manufactures are Cradle to...

DuPont Publishes Environmental Product Declaration for New Insulation

WILMINGTON, DEL.—With the release of the latest landmark climate report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), DuPont announced it is even more urgent that architects, policymakers and industry work together to limit the impact of global warming, and reduce embodied carbon. Affirming its commitment to transparency, DuPont Performance Building Solutions has published an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its newest Styrofoam Brand ST-100 Series extruded polystyrene insulation (XPS). This latest EPD continues the company’s practice of publishing third-party-verified EPDs for Styrofoam Brand products sold in North America, including its reduced and low global warming potential (GWP) products introduced in 2021 to help architects...