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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: editor@greenlodgingnews.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: editor@greenlodgingnews.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.

Outsect Introduces Biodegradable, Compostable Cutlery

SAN DIEGO—By the year 2050, the world’s population will reach nearly 10 billion, and there will be more plastic waste in the ocean than fish. California-based natural product company Outsect Corp. is launching TwentyFifty cutlery to help reduce the amount of food and beverage packaging waste found in landfills and in the ocean. The 100 percent biodegradable and compostable cutlery promises a design tough enough to pick up food, yet readily compost in a natural environment. This week, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising $30,000 to help bring its patent-pending, grain-based compostable cutlery to...

GoSpace Installs First Super-Fast Electric Vehicle Charger

TAMPA, FLA.—GoSpace announced the first installation of Super-Fast Electric Vehicle Chargers on the West Coast as part of Volkswagen’s Electrify America program. This first West Coast installation is at T & T Country Store located off of Interstate 84 in Huntington, Ore. Known locally for their brats and pizza, they now host Four DC Fast Chargers, as part of their unique offering. The owner, Tracy McCue, recently overheard a group of nearby campers talking about these hi-tech looking Chargers. “This initiative is critical to keep pace with all the new Electric Vehicles coming on the market,” said Rock Henderson, Managing...

Vero Water Expands in Caribbean & Latin America

MIAMI BEACH, FLA.—Vero Water, a leading provider of luxury still and sparkling water to the hospitality industry, announced its rapid expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America in partnership with OneLink Global, a world-class distribution and service partner with unique experience and insight in the region. OneLink is committed to providing sustainable solutions to the hospitality industry. The exclusive distribution agreement expands Vero’s global footprint into regions where hotels and resorts dominate the landscape and are seeking an eco-friendly alternative to traditional bottled water. “Recently major players in the hospitality industry both in the U.S. and abroad have announced they...

Serge Ferrari Introduces Soltis Proof Vivo

POMPANO BEACH, FLA.—Serge Ferrari North America, a market leader in flexible composite material technology, introduces Soltis Proof Vivo, a printable awning fabric with a natural fiber woven appearance. This waterproof fabric is available in the United States exclusively through Trivantage. Soltis Proof Vivo is ideal for commercial and retail awnings and canopies, pergolas, umbrellas, and small tent structures. The Soltis line from Serge Ferrari includes a full range of solar protection products, from meshes to waterproof fabrics. A coated polyester, Soltis Proof Vivo is a technological advancement on the Stam 6002L awning fabric introduced in 2016. Utilizing a printable matt varnish, Soltis...

EarthTronics Expands Line of Round & Square Mini Panel LEDs

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, expanded its line of energy-efficient, architecturally-designed round and square LED Mini Panel LEDs to include three sizes and wattages for a wide range of interior and exterior horizontal and vertical lighting applications. Now available in 5.5-, 7- and 9-inch round and square designs ranging from in 11, 14, and 17 watts producing 700, 900 and 1200 lumens in 3000k and 4000k color temperatures, the Mini Panel LEDs offer a high color rendering of 90+ CRI along with a 50,000-performance life in temperatures ranging...

World Dryer’s New Website Streamlines Buying Process

BENSENVILLE, Ill.—World Dryer announces the launch of a reimagined company website designed to help visitors with a streamlined research process to make well-informed purchase decisions on their own terms. The new www.worlddryer.com puts the customer in charge with its easier-to-navigate and more user-friendly experience, making it possible to become familiar with the company’s full product portfolio and calculate how today’s automatic hand dryers benefit businesses of all sizes. Additionally, visitors can hear from satisfied World Dryer customers from a variety of industries. Improved features of the site include: Savings calculator—computes the return on investment of a hand dryer compared to...

Food Freshness Card Wins Innovation Award

BROCKTON, MASS.—The Food Freshness Card won at the 2018 United Fresh Show with the new Industrial Size. “We are thrilled and honored to have received this award voted on by the industry professionals and attendees for a second consecutive year,” said Rick Hassler, Director of Natures Natural Solutions, developer of the Food Freshness Card. “This award, which comes at the same time as the award the Food Freshness Card received from Food Logistics for Top Green Provider 2018, makes us humbly proud, and more determined than ever to expand in the food industry and cut the global problem of $400...

Seoul Semiconductor Sponsors Lighting for Health Conference

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.—Seoul Semiconductor, a global innovator of LED products and technology, is the official conference sponsor of the Lighting for Health & Wellbeing Conference in Newport Beach, Calif., on July 18, 2018. The company will showcase its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs—the first light source to closely match the spectrum of natural sunlight. In addition, invited presenter Dr. Octavio Pérez, PhD researcher at the Mount Sinai Hospital and international lighting consultant will take the stage at 11 a.m. to discuss melanopic stimulus as it relates to human centric lighting issues. Melanopic Stimulus Insights for Lighting Designers Dr. Pérez will deliver...

Portola Hotel Chooses Green Sheep Water to Help Reduce Plastic Waste

MONTEREY, CALIF.—Portola Hotel & Spa has said #byebyeplastic by introducing an infinitely recyclable water bottle alternative to encourage an ocean-friendly way of reducing the use of plastic at the hotel. Millions of un-recycled bottles end up in the ocean, polluting the water and threatening sea life at places like the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. If further calls to action are not executed soon, by 2050, there will be more plastic water bottles than fish in the ocean. The bottles are $5 each and provided as a service to guests. If opened, a charge will be billed to the room....

Nurture Hospitality Group Launches, Amenities Containers Made from Ocean Bound Plastic

SOUTHAMPTON, BERMUDA—Nurture Hospitality Group (NHG), a U.S. based amenities company, has launched with a strong social WE CARE message. Unique to the company is its reuse of ocean bound plastics in its 1 oz. and 2 oz. amenities containers and caps. “To the best of our knowledge, nobody is doing this in the hotel industry,” says NHG’s Gary Coward. According to NHG, its nOcean (NO OCEAN) plastics manufactured by NHG have the potential to create a paradigm shift within the guest amenity industry; an industry that produces billions of portion size hotel bottles and tubes that are used and often...