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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.

Hydro Systems Offers Touchless Soap & Sanitizer Dispenser

CINCINNATI—In an effort to enhance hand hygiene and combat the spread of infection, Hydro Systems, a world leader in chemical dispensing equipment, software and services, added a touchless, automatic hand soap and sanitizer dispenser to its product catalog. The sleek and simple design makes the dispenser a perfect fit for all types of facilities. “We recognize that cleanliness is more important than ever. Adding a hand soap and sanitizer dispenser to our offering enables our customers to source a wide range of reliable dispensers from Hydro Systems,” said Matt Hayas, Global Product Manager, Hydro Systems. “Our goal was to deliver...

TerraCycle Offers Recycling Program for PPE Waste

TRENTON, N.J.—Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has proven crucial in stemming the tide of COVID-19 but this surge in production has led to littered PPE covering streets and literally flooding marine habitats. To address this separate unintended public health crisis as well as the threat PPE poses to the environment as plastic pollution, TerraCycle Regulated Waste’s line of EasyPak Containers, an easy-to-use recycling solution for single-use gloves and masks, is poised to help business owners make an impact in time for the holiday rush. Designed as a recycling system for businesses in need of a turn-key solution for hazardous waste disposal, the PPE EasyPak...

Sofidel Repurposes Ocean Plastic for New Line of Dispensers

HORSHAM, PENN.—Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, introduced the latest innovative addition to its Papernet brand of HyTech dispensers. HyTech Ocean dispensers feature a mix of 30 percent plastics recovered from the ocean and 70 percent recycled industrial and post-consumer materials. Sofidel is also supporting a nonprofit environmental advocacy group to aid efforts such as cleaning plastics from our ocean. “Repurposing ocean plastic not only reduces the amount of plastic currently in the water, but also helps us create durable products that won’t end up back in these marine ecosystems in the future,” said...

Nora Lighting’s LED Retrofit Includes 12 Reflector Styles

COMMERCE, CALIF.—The Pearl, Nora Lighting’s newest LED retrofit downlight, is offered in 4” round or square apertures and delivers over 1000 lumen LED output for brighter illumination in residential or light commercial installations. The modern, modular fixture also features an array of 12 reflector styles and 10 finishes to suit all design criteria. Pearl is cULus classified for use in most existing IC or non-IC housings and also compatible with shallow plenum housings. Luminaires are Energy Star certified, Title 24 JA8-2019 and wet location rated. Each retrofit includes field changeable optics (spot, narrow flood, and flood) to customize the luminaires per application....

Former Carlyle CFO John Harris Joins NanoTouch Materials

FOREST, VA.—NanoTouch Materials, a leading provider of self-cleaning surfaces that transform dirty, high-traffic touchpoints into continuously self-cleaning surfaces, announced that John Harris, former Carlyle Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, has joined the firm as an investor and senior advisor. From 1997 to 2007, Harris served as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at Carlyle, a global private equity firm based in Washington, D.C., that currently manages more than $200 billion in assets. A partner of the firm and member of the firm’s Management Committee and Operating Committee, he also served as Managing Director and Senior Advisor from 2008 to...

Footprint Launches PFAS-Free, Compostable To-Go Food Container

GILBERT, ARIZ.—Footprint, a sustainable technology firm specializing in materials science engineering, announced the launch of its new, plant-based clamshell food container available for order now. As takeout orders and disposable food container use rises during the pandemic, this plastic and PFAS-free alternative meets the expectations of food providers and customers without sacrificing quality or convenience. Continuing its mission to create a healthier planet and healthier people, Footprint’s new, molded fiber, plant-based clamshell container will not only reduce unnecessary waste from entering the environment, but also reduce exposure to toxic chemicals found in plastic. The materials scientists who designed Footprint’s clamshell...

Raycop GO Ultra Portable Vacuum Uses UVC Light To Kill Viruses

SAN RAMON, CALIF.—As travelers, workers and students begin to adapt to changing COVID restrictions, the need for portable sanitization increases. According to the MMGY Travel Intelligence Team, even during this global pandemic, 42 percent of U.S. business and leisure travelers are likely to take a trip in the next six months. The new Raycop GO is the industry’s first portable UVC vacuum that uses UVC light to eradicate 99.99 percent of bacteria and viruses. It is an easy-to-use, go-anywhere, sanitizing, portable vacuum and UVC light appliance. The new RAYCOP GO is designed to enhance safety during and after the COVID pandemic with...

Eco-friendly Edible Straws Make U.S. Debut

BARCELONA—ORBOS and Green Nature Marketing are working with Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC, to feature SORBOS edible straws as a limited-time offer, beginning November 11, 2020. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is the first restaurant franchise system to offer SORBOS straws in the United States. “We’re excited to feature these straws with our special cranberry smoothies available all holiday season,” said Alice Crowder, VP of Menu Strategy and Innovation at Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. “Our brand is all about sharing flavor and fun, and these straws contribute both to our smoothie experience.” SORBOS is the first company to produce an edible, flavored and 100 percent...

ABCO Featured Green Seal Certified Mop Heads at ISSA Show

MIAMI—ABCO Cleaning Products, a leader in sustainable cleaning tools, participated in the ISSA Show North America Virtual Experience this week and showcased its Green Seal GS-20 Certified Natura Yarn mop heads. The Natura Yarn mop heads are the first and only line of mop heads to achieve Green Seal’s Environmental Innovation Standard, which recognizes product innovations that support the environment. “We are excited to highlight our Natura Yarn mop heads at the ISSA Show North America Virtual Experience this year,” said Carlos Albir, President, ABCO. “Many businesses are reconsidering their cleaning programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are opportunities to incorporate effective, sustainable cleaning tools...

Acclaim Lighting Introduces Adapt Cove LED Cove Light

LOS ANGELES—Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced lighting technology, introduces Adapt Cove, a low power, high output, dimmable LED cove light that features Acclaim’s new ColorSwitch technology. ColorSwitch allows for manual onboard selection of multiple color temperatures of white, including 2200K, 2700K, 3000K, and 3500K for architectural lighting applications. Available in compact, low-profile 1- and 4-foot sections to fit into very tight spaces, Adapt Cove enables long runs of up to 80' feet in a series and can be dimmed from 0 to 100 percent via 0 to 10V sink. The unit delivers up to 450 lumens while...