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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 […]

Talking Point: Could your kitchen FOG boost the circular economy?

In today’s Talking Point blog, Michelle Ringland, head of marketing at drainage specialist Lanes Group wonders whether hotels can find a FOG solution that’s also eco friendly. Restaurant kitchens face continuous drainage problems, so hotels need to be more aware of how they dispose of their fats, oils and greases. Every year, drainage firms are […]

Talking Point: Protect guests’ personal information and stay green

Data protection has been a hot topic with hotels in recent months. Here CEO and owner of Envirowaste James Rubin describes some of the greener ways hotels can keep their client information safe. While the protection of data is essential to a hotel’s relationship with its guests and employees, hotels must carefully monitor how they […]

Serena Hotels find unique use for waste water in Kenyan national park

A safari lodge in Kenya has found a unique way to put its waste water to good use for the local ecosystem. Way back in the 1980s, Serena Hotels built a lagoon consisting of six chambers at their Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. The Lodge is connected to the lagoon through an array of septic tanks […]