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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.

Scandic Opens Green Certified Boutique Hotel in Central Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—Scandic has opened Scandic Nørreport, a boutique hotel located in central Copenhagen, providing guests with a new type of hotel experience featuring 100 stylish rooms and a rooftop bar overlooking the city. Scandic Nørreport will also be the first Danish hotel to be certified according to the Nordic Swan Ecolabel’s new, stricter requirements. Located next to Nørreport Station and Kongens Have, Scandic Nørreport is Scandic’s ninth hotel in downtown Copenhagen and 29th hotel in Denmark. The hotel has been designed with a focus on providing an ultra-comfortable stay in the heart of the city and features a rooftop bar with spectacular...

Bluewater Calls on Governments to Ban Single-Use Bottles

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—Bluewater, a world leader in innovative water purification, beverage and bottle technologies for homes, businesses and public dispensing, called on governments worldwide to ban the production of single-use plastic bottles. The call came in response to a new French study showing that 78 percent of French bottled mineral water tested in a study contained microplastics. “The findings that seven out of nine bottles tested contained microplastic are horrifying not least because we still do not know enough yet about the consequences posed to human health by the chemicals in the plastic,” said Bluewater founder and CEO Bengt Rittri, a Swedish environmental...

Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index 2023 Open for Participation Until August 31

SINGAPORE—Hotel companies and owners are invited to participate in the 2023 Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (CHSB) Index. The 2021 Index contained data from over 20,000 hotels from more than 25 international hotel companies. It is the largest global dataset of hotel sustainability performance and has been developed by the hotel industry. Participants can benchmark their properties’ performance against peers for energy consumption, water consumption and carbon emissions. For the first time, in 2023, waste data will be collected as well. While the public data set is free to use and forms the basis for emission factors and carbon calculations...

Excel Dryer Adds Sybil Jandette as Business Development Manager

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR Hand Dryer, announced that Sybil Jandette has joined its growing team as New Business Development Manager, Latin America. A current resident of Mexico with extensive experience in supply chain management for manufacturers in Latin America and China, Jandette will be responsible for developing Excel Dryer’s strategy and growth in the Latin American market. “Sybil brings her own unique experience working in the Latin American market to Excel Dryer, and we are so excited that she will be able to share her knowledge as a trusted member of our team,” said William Gagnon, Vice President of...

Outrigger Goes Beyond Ocean Month with 11 Weeks of Environmental Actions

HONOLULU—To go beyond World Oceans Month, which started in early June, Outrigger Resorts committed to 11 weeks of environmental actions, informally called “Ocean’s Eleven”, which will run to August 31 across its nine flagship properties. Outrigger’s Asia Pacific resorts, including Fiji, Thailand, Mauritius, Maldives, and Hawaii, are hosting multiple events from coral planting to fish-house making to beach and marine cleanups and mangrove tree planting. For guests less willing to take the plunge, there will be in-room videos, kids’ club activities and presentations on manta rays, whale sharks, turtles and coral reef conservation. Ocean's Eleven is an extension of Outrigger’s ZONE (OZONE), the...

Discount Dumpster Celebrates National Forest Week

DENVER—Discount Dumpster takes environmental protection seriously through both its client services and charitable activities. This is why Discount Dumpster is celebrating National Forest Week with great enthusiasm. National Forest Week is a celebration of our National Forest System and all the unique experiences they have to offer. Discount Dumpster takes pride in spreading awareness of National Forest Week, as well as its partnership with the National Forest Foundation. In 2021, Discount Dumpster, a Denver, Colorado-based company, partnered with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to help with reforestation initiatives in America’s National Forests. Discount Dumpster is also striving to achieve a net-zero carbon emission standard. Setting...

Around the World of Care: Hyatt Shares Progress Update Across Environmental, Social and Governance Commitments & Initiatives

CHICAGO—To share progress made across World of Care, the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) platform, Hyatt Hotels Corp. published its 2021 World of Care Highlights and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Report to demonstrate how Hyatt is advancing care for the planet, people and responsible business. “Caring for people so they can be their best has been at the core of Hyatt’s story for 65 years. Through World of Care, we embrace our responsibility and opportunity to work together to shape a more sustainable world and future,” said Margaret Egan, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Hyatt. “By intently focusing on driving progress against...

World’s Largest Water Station Launched by Bluewater

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—After 12 months of detailed planning, designing and assembling, the world’s largest water station has been launched by Bluewater to help hydrate the 290,000 golf fans expected to attend The 150th Open, golf’s oldest and most international major championship, in St Andrews—the Home of Golf—in Scotland from July 10 to 17, 2022. Measuring a staggering 16 meters length, and housing 12 in-line water dispensers and two 55 inch high-bright outdoor television screens broadcasting key content, the mega-sized water station has been installed adjacent to the Mastercard Pavilion in the central Spectator Village at The 150th Open. Created by water and beverage innovator Bluewater, the...

Goodwood wins U.K.’s Greenest Hotel in Top Industry Award for New Biomass Project

LONDON—The Goodwood Hotel in West Sussex has been crowned the most Sustainable Business in a top award ceremony in London. Judges of the hospitality industry’s Catey awards said The Goodwood Hotel was a “shining example of how to work towards becoming a green business” and praised its impressive 10-year sustainability strategy. The Catey awards were held at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, on July 5, 2022, to celebrate the best and brightest businesses and individuals in hospitality across the U.K. Goodwood Entertaining and Hospitality Managing Director, Andrew Coggings, commented: “Winning a Catey is hugely significant because recipients are nominated, selected and rewarded...

Rainbow Outdoor Furniture Launches First Collections in North America

MIAMI—Pelican Reef Inc, DBA Rainbow Outdoor Furniture North America, a commercial grade Turkish outdoor furniture brand, has launched for the first time in the United States following Europe and Asia. Rainbow Outdoor is considered one of the world’s highest quality manufacturers of poly-resin commercial-grade outdoor furniture and has received worldwide accolades revitalizing the outdoor furniture market incorporating innovative design, lasting quality, and value. The resin and aluminum products have been designed and inspired by modern and lineal elements, applying only the finest gas injection machinery with 100 percent Polypropylene materials to produce lightweight, resistant, and contract functional styles. All items are...