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Talking Point: Why is it important for housekeeping to clean green?

Talking Point: Why is it important for housekeeping to clean green?

Housekeeping is at the frontline of any hotel business, both in terms of their contact with guests and their presentation of rooms for guest appreciation. But their role in creating a sustainable hotel is often overlooked, but critical. In this Talking Point we look at how staff can be trained to help boost a hotel’s […]

PATA helping hotels cut food waste and contribute to the Global Goals

PATA (the Pacific Asia Travel Association) has developed a free toolkit to help hotels reduce their food waste and work together to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The group has identified food waste as a key concern for hotels and a contributor to climate change and has shared the toolkit via its BUFFET […]

Talking Point: bringing the right partner to your sustainable bed

  You can’t have a hotel without beds, and beds need to be kept in good condition which means a fairly regular cycle on updating mattresses. But these vital components are hard to dispose of responsibly for a hotelier that wants to be sustainable. Today’s Talking Point takes tips from The Furniture Recycling Group, a […]

British PM: no room for complacency on modern slavery within supply chains

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, addressed dignitaries at The World Economic Forum at Davos in January stating, “Companies simply cannot stand by while their platforms are used to facilitate child abuse, modern slavery or the spreading of terrorist and extremist content”. Speaking on wider issues of economic importance, the PM highlighted corporate social responsibility amongst […]

Dusit Thani partnership for sustainable farming

A Maldivian resort has partnered with a food waste solution to bring sustainable farming to the area.   Dusit Thani Maldives has added a state-of-the-art composting machine on the island that is both contributing further to the environmental protection of Mudhdhoo Island, as well as advancing towards sustainable farming.   Built by Compostech and certified […]

Talking Point: Quitting straws and other ways to reduce single use plastics

Plastic is a big issue right now and loads of consumer-facing businesses are seeking ways to reduce their reliance on single use plastics. In today’s Talking Point, Olivia O’Sullivan, manager of the UK’s greenest hotel shares her top five tips for hoteliers looking to cut back on plastic waste to landfill. The Green House Hotel […]

Partnering for sustainable energy solutions

Pennsylvania Castle Estate has partnered with a local energy provider to help launch its sustainability strategy. The strategy kicked off with the installation of a Tesla Destination Charging point, with more to follow over the coming months, in collaboration with Wessex ECOEnergy.  The Tesla electric car chargers mark the first step of The Penn Estate’s […]