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Foodservice Packaging Requires Infrastructure, Standards for Fully Circular Economy

Foodservice Packaging Requires Infrastructure, Standards for Fully Circular Economy

Infrastructure is one of the core challenges for the UK foodservice packaging industry as it strives toward a truly circular economy, writes Phil Davidson, senior manager for sustainability Europe & Asia at HAVI (via Packaging Europe). In order to reduce packaging waste at the end of the packaging lifecycle, packaging … Read more »

How Major Hotel Brands Plan to Cut Food Waste

How Major Hotel Brands Plan to Cut Food Waste

A series of projects that aim to help hotels reduce food waste are underway at major hotel brands including Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott International.

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Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump ‘Don’t Dump Paris Climate Agreement’

Hundreds of major companies yesterday urged president-elect Donald Trump to implement the Paris climate agreement, which he has vowed to “cancel” once he’s in the White House.

Hilton Cuts Carbon Output 20.9%, Saves $550M

Hilton Cuts Carbon Output 20.9%, Saves $550M

Hilton Worldwide’s environmental management has saved the hotel chain $550 million since 2009, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. Since implementing its Travel with Purpose CSR strategy, Hilton says it has reduced energy use by 14.5 percent, carbon output by 20.9 percent, waste output by 27.6 percent and water … Read more »

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Free Tool Compares Hotels’ Water, Carbon Footprints

The hotel industry will be able to compare energy and water use, as well as carbon footprint, using a new tool from the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Developed by researchers Howard Chong and Eric Ricaurte, the Hotel Sustainability Tool 2015 is available from the CHR at no … Read more »

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How to Host Sustainable Meetings, Events

Hilton Worldwide has launched a program to help meeting professionals reduce waste and incorporate sustainability into meetings and events. Meet with Purpose also align with many customers’ corporate responsibility goals, Hilton says. Inspired by Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose, Hilton gathered feedback from customers and sales team members … Read more »

Hilton Cuts Carbon 20.2% in Five Years

Hilton Cuts Carbon 20.2% in Five Years

Hilton has reduced its carbon output by 20.2 percent, energy use by 13.6 percent, waste by 26.8 percent and water use by 13.1 percent since 2009, according to its 2013-14 corporate sustainability report. Key achievements in the report include: Achieving ISO 50001 energy management system certification across its entire portfolio … Read more »

Cost of Green Roofs, Walls to Drop by 28%

The cost of building-integrated vegetation will drop from $38/square foot to $23/square foot in 2017 as the result of an increase in innovation aimed at lowering costs and reducing return time on investment, according to Lux Research. BIV technology uses green roofs and green walls to improve air quality, manage storm … Read more »

Hilton Bans Shark Fin Dishes

Hilton Worldwide will cease serving shark fin and stop accepting new orders for shark fin dishes by April 1, 2014. The ban covers all restaurants and facilities operated by its 96 owned and managed properties across Asia Pacific. The final step of the ban takes effect in Japan on April 1, 2014, when shark fin dishes will no longer be served … Read more »

How to Make Money from Consumers’ Sustainable Behavior

How to Make Money from Consumers’ Sustainable Behavior

An online tool can help executives build a business case for sustainability, say nonprofit business network BSR and consultancy Futerra, which launched the free tool late last week. The Business Case Builder, developed by BSR’s Sustainable Lifestyles Business Group, which includes brands such as Carlsberg, Cathay Pacific, Disney, eBay, Hilton … Read more »

Hilton Sustainability Report: Company Beats Water Goal

Hilton Sustainability Report: Company Beats Water Goal

Hilton Worldwide last year achieved its goal a 10 percent drop in water consumption one year early, cutting water use 10.2 percent since 2008. The company says this goal, like its other major environmental metrics, is based on results for 2,263 Hilton Worldwide properties and adjusted for weather and occupancy. The … Read more »

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Conn. Passes First-in-Nation Mattress Recycling Law

Connecticut has passed the nation’s first-ever extended producer responsibility (EPR) bill for mattresses that supporters say will save local governments about $1.3 million and increase recycling opportunities for businesses. The law will require mattress manufacturers to finance and manage a mattress collection and recycling program. The bill will now go … Read more »