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Archive for the ‘Waste Management’ Category

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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OTTAWA, ON.—Green Key Global and Clean The World Canada, two leaders in corporate social responsibility (CSR), announced a partnership that will promote soap recycling to hotels in Canada and beyond. The partnership will encourage Green Key Global members to collect and recycle hotel soap and bottled amenities that will help fight the spread of preventable diseases.
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BELLEVUE, WASH.—Republic Services announced the addition of 14 new compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the greater Puget Sound area. This addition brings the total number of CNG trucks operated by Republic in the area to 109. The new CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and represent a significant local investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles.
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ROCKVILLE, MD.—The UnWallpaper Company introduces Rollerwall, an alternative to wallpaper. The tool consists of a roller having a pattern embossed on the surface. Paint is transferred from a foam roller to the pattern roller which transfers the design to the wall. The design can also be applied to floors, ceilings, furniture, fabrics, curtains, drapes, lamp shades, sheets, tablecloths, indoors, outdoors, even garage doors. It even works on cinder block and textured walls which cannot be wallpapered.
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HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLO.—It’s no secret that eco-friendly initiatives and sustainability efforts are the core of adoba ecotel’s existence. The brand aims to not only continue internal efforts to reduce their carbon footprint but also continue to expand on these initiatives and grow their campaigns and eco-friendly programs even further. This desire to continue to grow and evolve has led the adoba ecotel team to a new partnership with Refresh Glass, a unique company that creates glassware and art pieces from recycled wine bottles.
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TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes ILLI America as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. ILLI America is the provider of the modern ILLI Cartridge Dispensing unit. Created as a solution to help reduce the 8 billion plastic amenity bottles thrown away annually as well the labor and cost associated with refillable dispensers, the ILLI provides a maintenance free platform for the tenure of the ILLI while reducing plastic amenity waste by 90 percent.
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