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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 […]

Webinar tackles energy waste in the kitchen

An initiative from the Carbon Trust and the Soil Association will help hotels reduce their energy in the kitchen. Energy costs account for nearly a quarter of overheads in the restaurant and catering industry, and it is estimated that 18% of the food purchased by in the UK hospitality sector is wasted. Tackling areas like […]

New look Green Hotelier Awards launched

The Green Hotelier Awards, which seek to discover the world’s most sustainable, environmentally friendly and socially responsible hotels, has launched for 2018. This year the Awards unveil a new look which changes the winning categories. In previous years hotels have been grouped geographically. This year hotels across the world will compete to win in categories […]

Talking Point: Can the ‘internet of things’ help hotels be sustainable?

Ruaraidh Bellew is a Chartered Energy Manager at EP&T Global specialising in the role of digitisation to reduce costs and increase efficiency in hotels. Ruaraidh explains that many hoteliers fail to recognise the inherent inefficiency in their operations which can lead to 20% energy and water wastage per year. If solved, the thousands of pounds […]

Free practical webinar on human rights and modern slavery

Hoteliers interested to learn more about the business risks and responsibilities around modern day slavery and human trafficking can access a free webinar. The free 45-minute live discussion offers the latest insights into handling modern slavery and human rights issues with the focus on how to; Identify your short term and long term actions if […]