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Marriott International Eliminating Plastic Straws Next Year

Marriott International Eliminating Plastic Straws Next Year

Marriott International announced a plan to remove disposable plastic straws and plastic stirrers from more than 6,500 properties across 30 brands globally by July 2019. The company says the move could eliminate the use of more than 1 billion plastic straws annually and about a quarter billion stirrers.

Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half

Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half

Hilton has announced it will cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. With this commitment, Hilton will become the first major hotel company to institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfill. The company will also double the … Read more »

Hospitality Food Waste Reduction Pilot Project Results Released

Hospitality Food Waste Reduction Pilot Project Results Released

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has released the results from a 12-week series of food waste reduction pilot projects. At the same time, the association published a toolkit aimed at helping properties and brands meet their goals to combat food waste. Hotel properties that included a mix of … Read more »

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Cuts Water Use, Increases Recycling

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Cuts Water Use, Increases Recycling

In 2016, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts had environmental achievements that included saving 12.2 million gallons of water, recycling more than 17,000 pounds of paper for charity, and recycling over 23,000 gallons of cooking oil, according to the company’s latest CSR report. The entertainment and hospitality company founded in 1927 by … Read more »

Responsible Travel Tied to Bottom Line Benefits

There is increasing recognition among both travel professionals and consumers of the importance of responsible travel and “strong evidence” that responsible travel is good for the economic bottom line, according to analysis by Center for Responsible Travel. CREST’s study, The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends and Statistics, examines a wide range … Read more »

Boutique Hotels Show Sustainable Way

Boutique hotels are leading the sustainability charge in the hospitality industry, according to the Guardian. There has been a significant trend toward zero-carbon hotels in the last 10 years and there is “no doubt” that smaller hotels are the repositories of sustainability best practice, says Willy Legrand, a teacher of … Read more »

Econo Lodge Requires Recycling, Efficient Lights

EconoLodge is rolling out an environmental initiative that it says could save 6 million gallons of water and 12 million kWh of energy. All US Econo Lodge hotels, which are franchised by Choice Hotels International, are to implement the Choice Hotels’ Room to be Green program in 2013. The program is designed to reduce … Read more »

Caesars Sustainability Report: Normalized Emissions Drop 5%

Caesars Sustainability Report: Normalized Emissions Drop 5%

Caesars Entertainment Corporation reduced its normalized greenhouse gas by 5 percent year-on-year in 2011, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In 2010, the casino and entertainment company emitted 19.7 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per square foot of space compared to 18.7 mt in 2011, the report says. Since … Read more »

Virgin, Ritz-Carlton to Bottle Own Water

Hospitality brands including Virgin Hotels and Ritz Carlton have signed up to the Whole World Water initiative, through which they will filter, bottle and sell their own water. The spas, hotels, resorts and restaurants that join the program will then contribute 10 percent of the bottled water proceeds to the Whole World … Read more »

Hilton Launches Mattress Recycling

Hilton has begun a mattress recycling program, across all its US hotel chains, that it says will recycle about 85 percent of its mattresses and box springs. The hotel chain has purchased more than 50,000 mattresses in the past two years in the US alone. DH Hospitality, a provider of recycling, … Read more »

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