Archive for the ‘Waste Management’ Category
October 12, 2015 @ 8:11 pm
ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes JRS Amenities as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. JRS Amenities is featuring its MOSAIC Dispenser—a bulk, refillable amenity dispensing solution that can eliminate 99 percent of waste from single-use amenity bottles. A typical 100-bed hotel can exceed 50,000 small amenity bottles and 10,000 soaps per year. MOSAIC could save this hotel up to 33,000 ounces of unused product (based on 1/3 usage).
September 30, 2015 @ 7:38 pm
TORONTO—Totally Green announced that its ORCA system was featured in the September 28, 2015, edition of Maclean’s Magazine. The article spotlights ORCA’s adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology to increase system efficiency by letting customers wirelessly track waste and sustainability metrics while proactively managing their overall service.
September 17, 2015 @ 8:11 pm
OAKLAND, CALIF.—Everyday a tsunami of plastic hangers streams into landfills—93 million a day according to HANGD, an environmental coalition against the rising numbers of virgin plastic hangers finding their way into municipal dumps. That results in 34 billion plastic hangers every year and growing, enough to fill almost 20 Empire State Buildings.
September 8, 2015 @ 8:40 pm
SPOKANE, WASH.—Ecova, the total energy and sustainability management company, has been selected by Caesars Entertainment to help the company reach its CodeGreen goal of reducing waste generation by 50 percent by 2020. As a leader in environmental sustainability in the gaming entertainment industry, Caesars, which operates under the Caesars, Harrah’s and Horseshoe brand names, demonstrates their commitment to sustainability by reducing waste, reporting their greenhouse gas emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with the help of Ecova, a CDP accredited provider, and by leveraging the Ecova Energy and Sustainability Management Platform to gather additional insight to optimize its energy management strategy at the company’s affiliated locations in the United States.
August 17, 2015 @ 8:15 pm
MIDLAND, MICH.—Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., announced STYROFOAM extruded polystyrene foam insulation products in North America have received validation from UL Environment that they contain 20 percent pre-consumer recycled content on average. This verification marks the latest sustainability milestone for Dow insulation products, which also hold Cradle to Cradle certification.
August 11, 2015 @ 8:06 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, ON.—Niagara Casinos was awarded a 4 Green Keys rating from Green Key Global acknowledging their sustainable convention facilities and practices, topping off another year of substantial environmental initiatives at both Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara.
August 10, 2015 @ 8:49 pm
SEATTLE—Canadian coffee roaster, Club Coffee, recently announced the PurPod100, which will be the world’s first 100 percent compostable, fully certified single-serve beverage pod. “The amount of used single-serve pods sent into the waste stream last year could have circled the earth 11 times,” said John Pigott, CEO, Club Coffee.
August 4, 2015 @ 2:09 pm
According to a recent National Sleep Foundation survey, 91 percent of all people identified the pillow as being most important to a good night’s sleep (second only to the mattress at 93 percent). Yet very few hotels actively manage their pillow inventory. Currently, most properties leave it up to the subjective opinion of their housekeeping staff to pull pillows out of service when they no longer meet the hotel’s standards. This works for pillows that are obviously stained, or are flat, or lumpy. However, this practice does not allow a housekeeper to know what might be on the inside of the pillow. We all know that dust mites accumulate in hotel guestroom pillows over time, despite the use of pillow protectors.
July 22, 2015 @ 8:08 pm
MEMPHIS, TENN.—International Paper single-use food packaging products now include paper lids. The company announced the launch of new fiber-based lids, a first of its kind to be manufactured in North America, to fit many of the high-quality paper food containers produced by the Foodservice division. The one-piece container covers are specially designed with sustainability, ease of use, and branding possibilities in mind.
July 15, 2015 @ 5:31 pm
INDIANAPOLIS—An upscale amenity collection from Parisian perfumer diptyque, designed to take guests on a sensorial journey from the Mediterranean to the gates of the East, is introducing a fresh take on its packaging. The collection comes in tubes made of HDPE and they are recyclable. The cap is made from polypropylene and is recyclable as well. The new packaging is being offered in the form of 40 ml (1.35 fl oz) tubes.