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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 […]

Talking Point: Hoteliers have a waste solution that’s good for the environment and good for business

Hotels looking to create less waste can consider their house water bottles says Ian Baragwanath of Vero Water for our latest Talking Point. As the rubbish we create all over the world piles ever higher, the question of how to cut down on waste has become a global issue. Businesses are struggling to create less […]

Talking Point: Hoteliers should avoid piling on the pounds of food waste this Christmas

In our festive Talking Point, Benjamin Lephilibert, Managing Director of Lightblue Environmental Consulting looks at why tackling food waste is like going to the gym. The importance of minimising food waste is nearly as universally understood as the importance of good health. But in both cases, it’s easy to convince yourself that you’re doing a better […]

Hotels can help guests give a little more this Christmas

A simple initiative for hotels helps guests donate items to the local community. The Giving Bag is a way for guests to signal that the item they left behind is unwanted and can be put to use elsewhere, rather than just an item they missed when packing. Designed by Cornell University graduates Lilia Karimi and […]

Talking Point: Hotels shouldn’t roll over on mattress recycling

In today’s Talking Point, Nick Oettinger of The Furniture Recycling Group says hotels have an obligation to re-use or recycle bulky waste and the circular economy model offers an alternative to landfill. It can often be a difficult task for hotels to remove, transport and dispose of mattresses, and figures in the UK show that […]

Thai boutique hotel with new environmental solutions

A boutique hotel in Thailand has been working on some unusual environmental solutions to deal with food waste and mosquitos. 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai is working with WarmHeart Environment to operate two incinerators and set up a composting area for the hotel. The initiative means the hotel can responsibly manage its organic waste by […]

Marriott Manchester maintenance manager wins waste award

The Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel has received a Greener Path award for ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’, with the help of its maintenance manager. The Greener Path Awards celebrate the work businesses across the UK are doing to reduce their impact on the environment. The Water Street, Manchester hotel was commended in the awards […]