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From the guestroom to the loading dock, waste is a perpetual challenge for hoteliers. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce waste—through intelligent purchasing, packaging, recycling and education. Got a great idea about how to turn green into gold? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Waste Management

Home Waste Management
From the guestroom to the loading dock, waste is a perpetual challenge for hoteliers. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce waste—through intelligent purchasing, packaging, recycling and education. Got a great idea about how to turn green into gold? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

BioHiTech Receives Food Waste Digester Order from Princess Cruises

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y.—BioHiTech Global, Inc., a sustainable technology and services company, announced it has received an additional purchase order for its Revolution Series food waste digesters from Princess Cruises, valued at approximately $300,000. BioHiTech expects to deliver these digesters for installation on Princess Cruises’ newest ship, the Enchanted Princess during the fourth quarter of 2020. Utilization of the Revolution Series digesters, equipped with BioHiTech’s proprietary data analytics platform, is part of Princess Cruises’ comprehensive plan to limit food waste, achieve safe onboard disposal, and improve associated environmental outcomes. “We continue to see sales momentum for our digesters in the cruise industry and this...

Mohawk’s Continuum Process Honored by Fast Company

CALHOUN, GA.—Mohawk Industries has been recognized as a finalist in Fast Company magazine’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards in the sustainability category. The flooring manufacturer was honored for Continuum, its patented process that recycles plastic bottles and transforms them into sustainable carpet fibers. Mohawk joins other high-profile category finalists including Google, Nike, Perkins+Will, Procter & Gamble and the competition’s ultimate first-prize winner, Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, the visionaries behind Powerhouse Brattørkaia—an office building that creates twice as much energy as it uses. Mohawk and Continuum were also honored earlier this year with the Best of Surfaces Award in sustainability, and most recently...

Which Countries Are Best Handling Waste Management

RAJA, Europe’s No. 1 packaging supplier, recently studied which countries are winning the war on municipal waste—an important study given that global waste is predicted to grow by 70 percent as soon as 2050. RAJA explored the municipal waste of 29 countries over five years to find out how they handle their waste, and whether they have been able to reduce it year-on-year. You can check out the study yourself here but here is what I found to be interesting: The world leader in recovered waste is currently Switzerland, recovering 100 percent of their municipal waste. However, this is...

Why & How Polyurethane is Environmentally Friendly for the Construction Industry

NATIONAL REPORT—“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”—Robert Swan As a whole, the construction industry is aiming to be more environmentally friendly and one of the ways they are doing this is by utilizing polyurethane. In the majority of cases, polyurethane can replace the use of rubber, silicone, and plastic. Numerous companies have removed the use of plastic in their processes and products as much as possible. Why is polyurethane the most popular option? Because it has a lot of the same functionalities as the products above, but it is considered environmentally friendly, too,...

Sofidel Introduces Plastic-Free Packaging for Paper Products

FORT WASHINGTON, PENN.—Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, launched plastic-free packaging for select Papernet Heavenly Soft products. The Heavenly Soft toilet paper and paper towels are available in easy-to-open and easy-to-carry cardboard packaging, making them a practical solution for retail clubs and e-commerce, as well as buyers in commercial environments such as offices, restaurants, hotels, cruise lines and small businesses. “Businesses with limited storage space for cleaning and hygiene essentials don’t have the luxury of keeping an endless supply of toilet paper and paper towels on site,” said Giorgia Giove, Marketing Manager—Away From Home, Sofidel America. “The new Heavenly Soft offerings are perfect for space-limited environments, and because they eliminate the use of unnecessary plastic packaging, they are a more sustainable choice.” The ready-to-shelve, plastic-free packaging was built with...

Company’s Self-Serve Beer Tap System Eliminates Waste, Increases Profits

NATIONAL REPORT—Illinois-based PourMyBeer is making it easy to eliminate beer waste while significantly increasing sales and profits at the same time. The company has developed a tap wall system that frees up space in a bar and puts the pouring in the hands of customers who can social distance while choosing up to more than 100 beers on tap. Taps are sanitized between use but customers can choose to use gloves if they wish. “It is about making people feel comfortable,” says Josh Goodman, Founder and CEO of PourMyBeer. “The act of showing customers that you sanitize the taps or...

Buoy Bottle Made From 100 Percent Recycled Ocean Bound Plastic

LOS ANGELES—Buoy, LLC, a Los Angeles-based company, is planning to unveil the Buoy Water Bottle, the first design of its foodware series made from 100 percent recycled ocean-bound plastic. Buoy is on a mission to replace single-use products made from virgin materials with modern-design and highly functional reusable products made from recycled material. Kickstarter Preview Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/buoybottle/2092386766?ref=2sfotf&token=138263ec Product pitch video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hy90yhpjK7MFXvQlIpqln_t9Xjr9UN0V/view?usp=sharing The Buoy Bottle helps to save the oceans and the precious marine life within them. Designed by Award-winning architect and industrial designer. Unique 3-part design—Bottle, cup, and finger loop. Easy to clean, carry and add ice. 27oz/820ml. Buoy is a full-size...

UFI Releases Findings Around Waste Management in Exhibitions Industry

PARIS—UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, released a report to address the issue of waste in the exhibitions industry. This report derives from several UFI actions, including the set-up of dedicated regional task forces around the world and the selection of best practices through the 2020 award competition on “Best Waste Management”. Contributions from 40 companies covering 22 countries led to this consolidated report of findings. Compiled by Greenview, Member of the UFI Sustainable Development Working Group, the report successively covers conclusions that emerged from the regulatory landscape; common challenges in waste management and solutions; as well as examples...

Clean the World and Las Vegas Sands Partner with Seven Clean Seas to Prevent Plastic from Reaching the Ocean

ORLANDO, FLA.—Clean the World Foundation, a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainability has partnered with Las Vegas Sands to facilitate The Drop by Drop Project. A collaboration between Clean the World Foundation and initiative co-founder Sands, The Drop by Drop Project will reinvest capital from water stewardship efforts into three innovative projects supporting local water champions in Las Vegas, Macao, and Singapore. Managed and operated by Clean the World Foundation, The Drop by Drop Project will be supported in part by savings from Sands’ conservation programs. Following previously announced grant recipients University of St. Joseph Macao (USJ), Institute...

Innovative New Paper Solution Aims to Combat Paper Packaging Waste

MIAMI—While most consumers assume that paper products eventually disintegrate or are recycled, the truth is that a majority of paper products, including coffee cups, take-out containers, pizza boxes and more, are coated with polyethylene, which prevents leaks and liquid absorption, but renders them unfit for recycling. While polyethylene products eventually do decompose, greenhouse gases are released in the process, and harmful chemicals are released when this coating is exposed to hot food or beverages. J&J Green Paper, an innovative paper products technology firm based out of Miami, spent the past eight years developing an inventive and cutting-edge solution to the critical issue of...