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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.

Initial Tropical Plants Introduces Microfresh Scent System

RIVERWOODS, ILL.—Initial Tropical Plants, a leading provider of interior landscaping, design installation and maintenance services to businesses in North America, introduces Microfresh, a new ambient scent offering that provides odor remediation. “For many years, Initial Tropical Plants has been the leader in enhancing the workplace environment with lush and vibrant interior plants,” says Bob Thomas, president, Initial Tropical Plants, Riverwoods, Ill. “It makes sense that we would take the next step and offer Microfresh, a compact system that represents a major breakthrough in indoor air quality. Microfresh performs far better than conventional systems because its nano-particles float with...

Dell Completes Implementation of Global Free Recycling

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS—Dell has launched free recycling in several additional markets worldwide, meeting a timetable set in June to provide free recycling of any Dell-branded product for consumers worldwide as part of its global recycling policy. Dell is the first and only computer manufacturer to offer such a program. This recycling offer is designed for consumers and includes responsible recycling of used Dell-branded computers and peripheral equipment at no cost. The service does not require a replacement purchase. Details are available at www.dell.com/recycling. Dell recently expanded recycling services into several markets to meet its goal, including Brazil,...

Cig-Arrete Flame Detector Helps Eradicate Smoking in Hotels

HAMILTON, OHIO—Radal Technology Limited, a U.K.-based global market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of risk management products, introduces the Cig-Arrête system, a unique and innovative product to help eradicate tobacco and drug smoke in hotels. The Cig-Arrête Flame Detector with Voice Messaging detects the naked flame from a match or lighter from 20 feet away within one second of being lit. The system then issues a voice message, alerting the smoker to the no smoking area. It then asks the smoker to extinguish the cigarette. Battery operated and easy to install, hidden and enclosed areas such as guestrooms, washrooms,...

Two Enviro-Solutions Hand Soaps Certified by EcoLogo Program

CHICAGO—Enviro-Solutions announced that two of its hand soaps—ES 50 Deodorant Lotion Soap and ES 59 Soy and Walnut Shell Hand Cleaner—have just been certified by the EcoLogo Program. The certification, CCD 104 Criteria for Institutional and Industrial Hand Soaps, verifies that these hand soaps: • Perform as well as or better than conventional hand cleaners; • Have limited toxicity, helping protect waterways, aquatic life, and other organisms; • Are biodegradable, producing minimal waste; • Contain no ingredients or have a reduction of ingredients considered likely to negatively affect health and the environment; and • Are derived from...

Project Planet Featured in D.C. News Segment

DAWSONVILLE, GA.—Project Planet Corp. and the Willard InterContinental Washington were recently featured on Channel 4 NBC in Washington, D.C. The “Going Green” news segment focused on the many ways the hotel has greened its operations, including the implementation of Project Planet’s linen and towel reuse program. Project Planet’s program is helping the hotel in many ways: reduced water consumption, lower energy costs and a reduction in the need for laundry chemicals. “We applaud the the hotel’s efforts and wish them big savings with the program,” says Karmen Pharris, sales and marketing director for Dawsonville, Ga.-based Project Planet....

Green Lodging News Welcomes USA Technologies as Sponsor

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes USA Technologies Inc., Malvern, Pa., as a sponsor. The company’s VendingMiser reduces beverage vending machine electricity use by up to 46 percent and can help existing machines perform to Energy Star specification levels. Other USA Technologies products that produce similar savings include: VM2iQ for vending machines; CoolerMiser & CM2iQ for glass-front coolers; SnackMiser for snack machines; and PlugMiser for plug-in equipment. Be sure to ask the company about available rebates. USA Technologies can be reached at (888) 521-6982, or by e-mail at jgroff@usatech.com. Go to...

Philips Recognized by EPA for Waste Minimization Efforts

SOMERSET, N.J.—Philips Lighting Co., the U.S.-based lighting company affiliated with Royal Philips Electronics, was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the first company in the United States to launch a companywide effort towards meeting the EPA’s National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) waste minimization standards. As a new partner in the national program, Philips Lighting has committed to reducing the amount of mercury used in the manufacturing of its fluorescent lamps by 780 pounds by the end of 2007. In addition, the company has committed to eliminating the amount of lead in all of its...

Cyber-Rain Sprinkler Controller Takes Bite Out of Water Bills

OAK PARK, CALIF.—Designed to conserve water and reduce costs associated with water consumption, the Cyber-Rain XCI eight-zone sprinkler controller is an easy-to-use computerized system that manages an area’s watering needs. It is the most effective solution for hotels in areas with severe water shortages. The Cyber-Rain XCI combines the power of a PC, the internet, and the latest wireless technology to automatically manage a property’s watering schedule based on weather conditions. Features include software that allows you to set your watering schedule in minutes. The system will also automatically check your local weather forecast several times a day...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Water & Salt Consulting as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Water & Salt Consulting, Sac City, Iowa, as a Green Product Directory partner. The company’s Wellness Shower system not only removes 99 percent of chlorine from water for up to 24 months but also removes a host of other potentially harmful chemicals. It also enhances the water unlike any other shower system on the market. “The Wellness Shower is the only shower filter on the market that removes contaminants and also enhances the water for healthier and better looking skin and hair,” says Stan Zimmer, owner,...

Massachusetts Presents EPP Business Award to Milliken Contract

LAGRANGE, GA.—The Commonwealth of Massachusetts presented Milliken Contract and its Framingham, Mass.-based service provider State Contract Carpet with a 2006 Business Environmental Purchasing and Sustainability Award for exceptional sustainable practices. The business awards recognize leadership and creativity in promoting sustainable products and practices beyond the contract obligations for statewide contractors. Nominees were reviewed on criteria extending beyond recycled content, including background on initiatives for greenhouse gas emission reduction, waste minimization, Design for the Environment, Life Cycle Assessment and other sustainable practices. “Milliken’s rich eco heritage and leadership in sustainable practices across the board were quite impressive,” says...