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Talking Point: Why waste it?

Talking Point: Why waste it?

Waste has been a huge topic of conversation in recent years – with footage of the ocean suffocated by a churning mass of plastic and rubbish and landfills scarring the countryside. Notoriously, food is being thrown out by everyone from big chain hotels to the average household. Richard Walker, marketing manager at Reconomy offers some […]

Talking Point: What’s holding back your sustainability?

While 85% of hospitality businesses would consider themselves sustainable, almost half don’t have specific corporate social responsibility (CSR) targets in place[1]. Sarah Taylor, Managing Director of BRITA UK, offers hoteliers five ‘quick wins’ to break down sustainability barriers simply, quickly and cost effectively. There’s increasing international pressure for businesses to be more sustainable in the […]

Talking Point: What’s missing from your green restaurant strategy?

The restaurant industry is more competitive than ever. Establishing a profitable and sustainable hotel restaurant business model is essential for survival, and finding ways to cut costs can present golden opportunities to make a restaurant better for the environment and please your customers at the same time. With Climate Week approaching, Anx Patel, CEO of […]

Talking Point: Four Ways Hotels Can Recover and Re-use Waste Energy

You may be doing everything you can to be energy efficient, but more than half of energy produced is wasted. Did you know it’s possible to recover waste energy and re-use it? José Melico, Founder of Zypho explains how. Hotels around the world are investing in reducing their energy consumption by using more energy efficient […]

Talking Point: How to cut your energy spend and be carbon compliant

All EU member countries, including the UK, face mandatory energy efficiency regulation as part of the EU-wide drive to improve energy efficiency by 20% by 2020. The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), the UK version of the regulation, is now in Phase 2 requiring large hotel chains to submit detailed audited reports on their energy […]

Talking Point: Creating a healthy environment inside as well as out

Being environmentally friendly doesn’t just mean adopting practices that are kind on the external environment, it also means providing a healthy environment that’s great for staff and guests to spend time in. Studies suggest consumers value organisations and businesses that show green initiative and environmental consciousness. In the hotel industry the health of hospitality staff […]

Talking Point: Even small hotels can tackle the Global Goals

Following a panel discussion with the Legal Sustainability Alliance around how businesses should be responding to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Steve Malkin, founder of The Planet Mark looks at how even small hotels can contribute to the Global Goals. This year’s Green Hotelier Awards shone the spotlight of sustainable action for hotels firmly […]

Talking Point: Five ways for hotels to be responsible employers

The accountability of a responsible business doesn’t just target customers, it should target employees as well. In this Talking Point post Gemini founder Ryan Jackson lists some of the ways businesses can ensure they’re being responsible employers. Employer responsibility is a hot topic of late but what does this mean to the employee? What direct […]

Talking Point: There’s more to a balanced bathroom than feng shui

For World Water Day Rick Skinker, Managing Director and Co-founder of Indoor Water Conservation describes Balanced Flow Rates and why they are important for the best sustainability, efficiency, cost control and guest satisfaction possible. Hotels are high water consumers. What with landscaping, swimming pools, water features, daily cleaning and laundry, the average occupied hotel room […]

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