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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 […]

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 […]

American Hotel & Lodging Association partners with WWF to tackle food waste

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has partnered with WWF and The Rockefeller Foundation to launch a practical toolkit to tackle food waste in hotels. Hotel Kitchen is the culmination of a four month pilot programme in which over 200 hotel staff at 10 different hotels used innovative strategies to decrease food waste by […]

Week-long campaign tackles food waste

A food waste campaign run in Wales run in co-ordination with the British Hospitality Association has targeted food waste. The food waste reduction campaign ‘Your Business is Food, don’t throw it away’ has proven successful in informing target businesses how best to combat food waste. In partnership with WRAP Cymru, the BHA conducted a pilot […]

Plate2Planet event boosts big sustainability commitments

A sustainability summit for hospitality professionals saw them make big commitments to changing the way they operate for improved sustainability. Following the success of last year’s event, Plate2Planet Live returned with figureheads from across the foodservice sector coming together to debate the most pressing sustainability issues currently facing the industry. The sustainability summit, powered by […]

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste

The Green Kitchen Standard – a partnership award from the Soil Association and the Carbon Trust – is hosting a free webinar for caterers, to help them learn more about applying the award in their kitchens to review their approach to energy, water and waste. Energy costs account for nearly a quarter of overheads in […]

Scottish resort’s green recycling commitment brings Gold

In time for World Environment Day, Crieff Hydro’s commitment to sustainability has been rewarded with a Gold Green Tourism award in recognition of a series of planet-friendly initiatives. The 900-acre Perthshire resort won Gold after a recent inspection found that their sustainable activities met 80% of the Green Tourism criteria. The resort, which includes more […]