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Talking Point: Is there an eco-friendly way to deal with bed bugs?

Talking Point: Is there an eco-friendly way to deal with bed bugs?

Pest control is a necessary evil for hotels and one that has to be managed carefully. Raymond Web of Take Care Termite and Pest Control shares some pest prevention and control strategies to help hoteliers keep their surroundings healthy, safe and pest-free. Bed bugs are some of the most persistent pests and their infestation can […]

Talking Point: Sustainability by design – can we be aesthetic and eco-friendly?

A lot of a hotel’s sustainability challenges are now being addressed at the design stage. Whether that’s designing a water efficient hotel before construction, or re-thinking popular room items to be eco-friendly. In this Talking Point Jonathan Smith, product marketing manager flame technology, Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation looks at how design has an important […]

Talking Point: Dreaming of a green Christmas – Can hotels have a Christmas with a conscience?

With social consciousness bang at the top of the news agenda, reducing waste and adopting environmentally friendly practices has never been more important. But with Christmas just around the corner – and one of the busiest times of year for hotels – extra customers bring additional food and other waste, meaning hotels must work harder […]

Talking Point: Can hotels really help to reduce water scarcity?

  Urban water security is increasingly salient for communities around the world as climate change continues to exacerbate many water-related challenges. Hotelier Grant Behnke shares his thoughts on how hotels can play a role in overcoming them. Hotel industry engagement can be an important piece of the solution, and by doing their part, hoteliers can […]

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 […]

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