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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.

Green Lodging News Welcomes FlatwareSaver to Product Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes FlatwareSaver to its Green Product & Service Directory. FlatwareSaver effectively prevents flatware, ramekins, and other valuables from accidentally entering the trash. The Original FlatwareSaver is not a magnet. It is lightweight yet durable, and operation is quick and easy. The “Original” model reduces costs between 50 and 85 percent. The FlatwareSaver contributes to sustainability by reducing both the mountains of utensils added to the world’s landfills each day and the huge amounts of pollution emitted as a result of transporting replacement items by ship, truck, train, and plane around the globe. For more information,...

Arbor Day Coffee Launches Single-Serve Recycling Concept for Hospitality

LINCOLN, NEB.—With the growing demand for greener practices for in-room hospitality, the demand for more sustainable coffee choices, including packaging, continues to grow. There is no denying single-serve capsules are here to stay, and with that in mind, the Arbor Day Coffee program has taken extra steps to minimize their impact on the planet by providing a recycling program to hospitality locations purchasing shade-grown Arbor Day Coffee. Arbor Day Coffee is well known to be focused on roasting shade-grown coffee, yet what most may not know is their recent efforts in launching a recycling program for single-serve capsules, specifically catering...

Think Coffee Fights Single-Use Cups in New York

NEW YORK—This week Think Coffee is piloting the Huskee Cup Swap program at their 73 8th Ave. location near 14th St. in Manhattan, with all other locations to follow soon. Under this innovative program, anyone who brings in a used Huskee Cup will have their beverage served in a clean, sanitized replacement. Earth-conscious customers who want to avoid single-use cups no longer must worry about cleaning their own travel mug because Think Coffee takes care of the dirty work for them. An estimated 600 billion coffee cups end up in landfills each year because they cannot be recycled. The aim...

Shaw a Finalist for Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards

DALTON, GA.—Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has been named a finalist for the Ethical Corporation’s 10th Responsible Business Awards 2019—the world’s leading celebration of responsible business excellence—in three categories. Shaw is among a group of companies whose efforts to lead the change, innovation and technology that drives industries forward are being recognized. Selected from among companies worldwide, Shaw is being recognized for its achievements in: Circular Innovation—The award will go out to companies that have developed innovation in a circular initiative or project that has been enabled by technology. This award will celebrate innovation which moves the company from a linear to...

Whirlpool Corporation Scores 100 Percent on Disability Equality Index

JOSEPH, MICH.—Whirlpool Corp. has been named one of the best places to work for people with disabilities as part of the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI), the nation’s most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool allowing America’s leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices. For the third year in a row, Whirlpool Corp. joined a small league of companies with a 100 percent score on the DEI for outstanding commitment and leading disability inclusion practices. “We’ve always taken great pride in creating an inclusive environment where all employees are empowered to succeed personally and professionally every day,” said Carey Martin, Senior...

Carrier’s Updated Mobile App Makes Chiller Selection Easier, Faster

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Carrier has added a host of new capabilities to its Carrier Chillers mobile app allowing consulting and facilities engineers to select chillers faster and easier. Using cloud technology, the app automatically updates and in just three steps users can obtain key technical data and product features for Carrier air-cooled and water-cooled chillers. “Capitalizing on recent advancements in technology, we have improved the functionality of the Carrier Chillers mobile app making it simpler for our customers to select the chiller they need with real-time accuracy,” said Chris Opie, Vice President, Product Marketing & Platform Strategy. “The updated technology can also...

Nora Lighting AC Opal Series Now Available in Three Sizes

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s low profile, surface-mounted AC Opal LED Series is now offered in three sizes: 4”, 6” and 8”. Models range from 1” to 1 3/4” in depth, and the low profile cULus-listed fixture is ideal for bathrooms, laundries, utility areas, pantries, closets, showers and more. AC Opal does not require a driver and mounts easily over a standard 4” J-Box, even pancake-type fixture boxes in retrofits or new construction. The fixture is dimmable and produces even illumination with 650lm to 2000lm (10.5W to 32W) at 90+CRI. A white polymer lens diffuser eliminates LED diode images. Color temperatures are offered from...

Aramark Launches New Apparel Line Made from Recycled Materials

PHILADELPHIA—Aramark is launching an exclusive new WearGuard Eco Collection that offers an apparel solution for customers committed to minimizing their impact on environment. The eco-conscious apparel is created with recycled fiber blends, including traditional recycled polyester, oyster shell polyester and REPREVE performance fiber manufactured entirely from recycled plastic bottles. “Our customers are more environmentally conscious than ever before and this exciting new solution is one way we are responding to an increasing demand for sustainable products,” said Brad Drummond, Chief Operating Officer of Aramark’s Uniform and Refreshments sector. “I couldn’t be more excited about this new offering and how it...

Friedrich Launches Spanish-Speaking Customer Service Line

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of heating, cooling and other room air-conditioning products, has launched a Spanish-speaking Technical and Customer service line, making it among the first in the industry to offer a dedicated service specifically for Spanish-speaking customers. The Spanish-speaking line is available by calling Friedrich’s main customer service line, 1-800-541-6645, and selecting option 9. It will operate Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, the same hours and days as Friedrich’s other customer service phone line. “The goal is to help ensure all of our installers, contractors and customers get the assistance...

Davani Group Adds New Range of Repurposed Marble Slabs

SEATTLE—The Davani Group, creator of bespoke natural stone furniture, tiles, and architectural features, introduced a new range of innovative and eco-friendly repurposed marble slabs that combine sustainably sourced stone with cutting-edge production techniques. Kanbina by Stonethica is a product made with a content recycled of marble and other stones, created using an environmentally-friendly recycling and waste product reuse system. It is ideal for floors, wall-cladding, kitchen tops, bathroom surfaces, and interior design. Kanbina produces stone materials as part of an eco-sustainable cycle: waste products from the processing of marble and natural stone are recycled and made into Stonethica slabs through the...