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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.

Coca-Cola Introduces Bottles Made from 100 Percent Recycled Materials

ATLANTA—The Coca-Cola Company announced in the United States the introduction of a new 13.2oz bottle made from 100 percent recycled plastic material (rPET)*. This new bottle will be available first in the company’s biggest and most iconic brand: Coca-Cola. In addition, the company announced in the U.S. the transition to bottles made from 100 percent recycled plastic material* across a selection of brands in the portfolio, including DASANI and smartwater, which will be available in various package sizes this year. The moves are a substantial step in addressing plastic waste, among the top environmental concerns globally, reducing the company’s...

EVBox Receives Three ISO Certifications

LIBERTYVILLE, ILL.—Following the news that it will become a public company by the end of March via a business combination with TPG Pace Beneficial Finance, EVBox, a global provider of electric vehicle charging hardware, software and service is taking an important step in its development by becoming ISO-certified. EVBox, the charging station brand of EVBox, has successfully passed an ISO audit to receive the ISO 9001:2015 (quality management systems), ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management systems), and ISO 45001:2018 (occupational health and safety management systems) certifications. Everon, the cloud software platform brand of EVBox offering charging management solutions, has also received the...

Building Access Control Solutions & COVID-19 Safety

LANCASTER, N.Y.—Building access control solutions have emerged as some of the key measures for making public spaces safer during the COVID-19 pandemic. With combinations of cameras and signaling devices, these building access control solutions can detect and alert users to high temperatures, overcrowding, and more. Technology has been adapted from industrial process control applications to make these functions not only possible but highly accessible to businesses and organizations of all sizes, thus helping to protect the public as a whole. Pandemic Increases Need The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a need for accessible, effective building access control solutions. These solutions, used for...

BuildingClean.org Adds Building Enclosure Products to Database

WASHINGTON, D.C.—BuildingClean.org, an online tool that links the energy, housing, and health sectors together, announced the addition of building enclosure products to its American-made building product database. “We are excited to expand our database to include building enclosure products,” said BlueGreen Alliance Foundation National Program Manager Dana Saylor. “These products—from drywall to brick—are crucial to the construction of every building. Using American-made building products helps guarantee a reliable supply chain. It also sustains more than 4,600 building product manufacturing facilities across the United States. Energy-efficient products and recycled building materials alone support more than 320,000 American manufacturing jobs.” The new building...

iCleanse Announces Expansion into European Market

AVON, CONN.—iCleanse, a leader in chemical-free UV-C disinfection technology for over 10 years, announced that it has expanded into the European market with iCleanse UK Ltd, growing the iCleanse 40+ sales representatives across the United States with an international sales team in the U.K., including representatives in Great Britain, Wales, and Scotland. Currently used in over 100 U.S. hospitals, the iCleanse UV-C technology includes the patented Swift line of disinfection products for mobile devices and other personal items for use in hospitals, government buildings, and other businesses and homes to keep them safe and free of pathogens, such as...

deSter enters Strategic Partnership with PulPac

AMSTERDAM—As part of its Environmentally Conscious Design (ECD) philosophy, gategroup company deSter has entered a strategic partnership with PulPac, a Swedish Research & Development and Intellectual Property company. Together they will focus on the development and manufacturing of fiber-based, single-use food packaging products for the airline and food service industries. By working with PulPac and its new production technology, deSter will accelerate the development of naturally compostable fiber-based products. This will enable deSter to extend its portfolio of sustainable food packaging and service solutions. PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber technology is an innovative technology that can be used to manufacture almost any...

UBTECH Robotics Showcases New UV-C Robots

LAS VEGAS—UBTECH Robotics, a global leader in intelligent humanoid robotics and AI technologies, recently introduced the newest additions to its portfolio of humanoid robots at CES 2021: ADIBOT: UV-C Disinfecting Robots; and AMR: Intelligent Logistics Robotic System. ADIBOT UV-C Disinfecting Robots—The ADIBOT robotic disinfection system provides a superior, effective, hospital-grade solution against COVID-19 to help businesses and schools safely reopen in the midst of the pandemic. It combines the robotics and AI expertise from UBTECH with UV-C technology that disinfects targeted surfaces and air by deactivating the DNA and RNA of harmful pathogens. Available in stationary and autonomous models,...

Performance Food Group, WestRock Launch Pizza Box Initiative

TUSCALOOSA, ALA.—Performance Food Group, and pizza box manufacturer, WestRock are working together to deliver Sustainable Choices—a pizza box recycling educational program—to pizza box customers, and pizza consumers across the United States. The foundation of this project is a WestRock study, which was reviewed and endorsed by members of the American Forest & Paper Assn. The study was designed to determine whether grease or cheese contamination levels typically associated with pizza boxes, impact the finished product quality of the corrugated cardboard. Conclusions from the study state corrugated pizza boxes can be recycled with normal levels of residual grease and cheese. Additionally, a consumer...

Dexwet Pure Air Filters Announces Deal for Rights to Sell in Sweden

NEW YORK—Dexwet Air Filters (Dexwet), an air filter manufacturing and technology company making “Pure Air Filters” for use in homes, commercial properties, and custom business applications in Europe for over 15 years, has signed a Letter of Intent with Synthesis Analytics giving them rights to sell Dexwet Filters in Sweden. Dexwet’s patented Pure Air Filter technology captures hazardous ultra-fine dust, pollen, and airborne particles that can cause health problems. It is currently used on European standard heat radiators, as well as commercially for electronics requiring advanced filtration and improved air flow capabilities. Dexwet recently announced plans to enter the U.S. market...

Green Lodging News Adds SportsArt as Founding Sponsor

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added SportsArt as a Founding Sponsor at the Silver level. As the green fitness company, SportsArt believes movement is energy and that our human energy can make the planet more sustainable—one workout at a time. SportsArt’s mission is to create superior fitness equipment that helps people find their best selves while being as environmentally friendly as possible. The heart of SportsArt’s brand comes together in its ECO-POWR line of cardio equipment that captures 74 percent of the energy generated during a workout and feeds it back into the facility’s grid, offsetting consumption and providing meaningfulness to guests’...