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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.

P&G Named EPA 2019 Safer Choice Partner of the Year

CINCINNATI—Procter & Gamble announced it has been recognized as a 2019 Safer Choice Partner of the Year by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes selected products in P&G’s Home Made Simple product portfolio for outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, selection and use of its dish, fabric and surface cleaning products developed in accordance with EPA Safer Choice criteria. “Today’s consumers demand high-quality products that are safe for their families and the environment,” said Shailesh Jejurikar, CEO of P&G Fabric & Home Care. “We are honored to be recognized as an EPA Safer Choice Partner, providing consumers with...

Green Lodging News Adds Gfl to Green Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Gfl to its Green Product & Service Directory. Gfl is a privately-owned Swiss company, with 24 years of expertise in the amenities field, producing and distributing cosmetics around the globe. The company is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment through green policies and cutting-edge technologies. Its bottles, dispensers, and packaging are easily disposable, designed to optimize transportation, and to reduce CO2 emissions. Its cosmetic ranges have been developed to respect severe quality standards, many reaching the criteria of the most renowned certifications. Call Gfl USA Inc. at (718) 414-2554 or e-mail...

Amazon Says It Will Meet Paris Agreement 10 Years Early

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amazon and Global Optimism announced The Climate Pledge, a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early. Amazon becomes the first signatory of this pledge. The Climate Pledge calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Accord’s goal of 2050. Companies that sign The Climate Pledge agree to: Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis; Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies; Neutralize any...

Modular Construction Leader Converts Hotel Designs to Modular

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.—Z Modular, a leading innovator in North America’s modular construction industry, announced that for a limited time it will convert any hotel floorplan concept to a modular design schematic within as few as 10 business days for just $20,000. The modular schematic, valued at $50,000 or more, includes a parametric Revit model; MEP design approach; rough order of magnitude (ROM), including price per square foot; project schedule with phase gates; and conceptual floorplan—enabling a project-specific comparison of modular and traditional construction methods. The offer is valid through Nov. 30, 2019. “We’re making this offer so more hotel developers will...

Guest Supply Launches New Soap Line Called This Works

EMERYVILLE, CALIF.—Hospitality product distributor Guest Supply, a Guest Worldwide company, is now offering a new soap line, called This Works, which contains palm oil certified under the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard by internationally recognized third-party SCS Global Services (SCS). As of June 2019, the company has made this body soap available to all customers and has plans to install it in Marriott Hotels & Resorts. During its assessment, SCS evaluated This Works ingredients, its supply chain and the manufacturing process before granting RSPO certification. Guest Supply, in partnership with sister company Gilchrist & Soames, the Guest Worldwide...

TwentyFifty Offers Compostable Alternative to Single-Use Plastic Spoons

SAN DIEGO—For the first time since the Ocean Conservancy began keeping track, plastic cutlery is showing up on the Top 10 list of trash found during beach cleanups. In an effort to reduce this and take plastic utensils #OffTheTable (and therefore, beaches), TwentyFifty is launching the world’s first 100 percent compostable utensils. Forks, knives and spoons can compost in as little as 10 days. Named after the year 2050—the year the population is projected to reach 10 billion and when it’s estimated that the amount of plastic waste in the ocean will exceed the amount of fish—the brand has one...

Ecolab Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, has been named to the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) North America Index, a comprehensive assessment of leading sustainability-driven companies. This is Ecolab’s fifth consecutive year on the North America index, and the company’s sixth listing since 2012. “Every day, our 49,000 associates work to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier, and to be successful, we must operate sustainably,” said Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr. “We are honored to again be recognized on the...

Watts Partners with Planet Water to Bring Clean Water to Thailand

NORTH ANDOVER, MASS.—Watts Water Technologies, Inc.—a leading global manufacturer of plumbing, heating, and water quality products and solutions—recently funded and helped install two water filtration systems that provide clean drinking water for children and families in Sa Kaeo, Thailand. Through its partnership with Planet Water Foundation, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that works to bring clean water to the world’s most impoverished communities, Watts employees and five of its customers built “AquaTowers” at two schools inside the Sa Kaeo province. The towers remove harmful particles, bacteria and viruses, providing 1,000 people with 10,000 liters of clean water per unit daily. “We are...

Sunflare Debuts Universal Metal Roof Solar Solution

LA VERNE, CALIF.—For the first time ever, a solar system has been created to be able to install solar panels on any metal roof type in the world. Sunflare introduces LiteMount, the only lightweight module that seamlessly integrates with every existing metal roof attachment system. This lightweight solar system is less than 1-lb per square foot installed. That is approximately ¼ of most installed silicon framed modules. Sunflare’s CEO, Philip Gao said, “Our mission is to reduce CO2, so it’s imperative to find innovative ways to go where traditional solar can’t. At almost 4-lbs per square foot, silicon is too...

MANTRA Launches New Category of Apparel Dubbed EverywhereWear

SAN FRANCISCO—MANTRA is taking sustainability to new heights after creating a first-of-its-kind category of apparel it calls EverywhereWear—a line of versatile polos born from recycled plastic bottles and built to go everywhere. The upstart brand, whose product is now available exclusively online at www.madebymantra.co, set out to create highly versatile gear because of its commitment to the planet. One of the most sustainable actions a consumer can undertake when buying clothing is simply to buy less. By making gear that people love and don’t need a lot of, MANTRA is hoping to help consumers thin out their closets without sacrificing...