If you've no account register here first time
User Name :
User Email :
Password :

Login Now

Meeting Industry Aims to Cut Waste

green-meeting-industry-council-logo2The average meeting attendee generates about 20 pounds of trash, and that’s a number that the meeting industry would like to reduce.

To coordinate the effort, the Green Meeting Industry Council is launching the Million Tons of Trash Challenge.

On Earth Day, April 22, the council will invite meeting planners, venues and hotels to measure the waste they recycle or compost. Participants can enter the total weight online and GMIC will formulate the total amount saved from the trash heap.

MCI Group, Meeting Strategies Worldwide, American Express Travel and Oracle Corporation are among the participants so far, according to GMIC.

The hospitality industry has numerous opportunities to jump on the green bandwagon, found Ernst & Young in Global Hospitality Insights (pdf).

The Corporate Sustainability Professional's Guide to Better Data Management
Sponsored By: Urjanet

  
Right On Time
Sponsored By: Gensuite

  
Practical Guide to Transforming Energy Data into Better Buildings
Sponsored By: Lucid

  
Approaches to Managing EHS&S Data
Sponsored By: Enablon

  

One thought on “Meeting Industry Aims to Cut Waste

  1. The Million Tons of Trash program is a fantastic way to shine a light on the waste generated by the hospitality industry. It will no doubt raise awareness and help move hotels toward better waste management programs.

    Sourcing goods locally is another great way to reduce the impact that hotels have on the environment. Check out my “Hotels Need Local Products” post to learn about several hotels that are focusing on using products supplied by regional vendors.

Leave a Comment