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Can the New Sustainable Initiatives Build a Better Environment?

By Enterprise Technology Review | Monday, December 02, 2019

Starting from the property-wide initiatives to the guest rooms, every organization has tuned into functioning as well as surviving more sustainably, by making informed choices that rely on several uses of the technology.

FREMONT, CA: Ecological concerns and the wide-spread of eco-friendly practices such as green meetings continue to grow. It becomes more crucial for meeting and event planners to frequently expand their knowledge of sustainability, especially as it is connected to the vendors, venues, and work of other event service professionals.

One of the most talked-about topics now is eco-friendly or green hotel initiatives. Several hotels, starting from budget-friendly to luxurious, are taking necessary steps to make their services and practices more sustainable. With a proper understanding of the sustainable initiatives that exist in the hospitality industry, event planners can have more options to consider while selecting hotels for their clients' programs, it may be a venue for the event or overnight accommodations for the guests.

Sustainable Practices:

There are a few resorts that have undertaken a grand commitment to bring down their environmental footprint and to enhance the sustainability of their services and offers. The hotels and other enterprises focus on several major eco-friendly initiatives that have become the norm for an organization looking to provide more sustainable services.

Energy Maintenance:

When it comes to the central operations like boilers, or with lighting systems, kitchen tools, and automated energy management systems, organizations all over the world are working to decrease the energy use while sustaining as well as enhancing the guest experience whenever it is possible.

Water Conservation:

Inside the properties such as guest rooms, laundries, kitchens, and spas, hotels and organizations continue to implement efficiencies that can decrease the use of water. In most of the cases, chemicals that are utilized to treat water systems and clean facilities are also being minimally used. Besides, there are a few organizations that make efforts like reusing linen and towel programs that have grown into industry-standard to the installation of low-flow faucets, showerheads, and added fixtures.

Waste Reduction and Recycling:

In between the limited exceptions in domestic hotels, recycling programs for the basics such as newspapers and beverage containers are growing into essential prospects for sustainability. In a mixture of recycling efforts, organizations are searching for better opportunities to minimize the use of paper and other disposables. Organizations that go beyond the basics and implement food waste composting programs can demonstrate upwards of 40 percent to 50 percent of waste diverted from landfills.

Amenities for Bathing:

When it comes to hotels, the authorities have been seen making statements that offer the guests with custom-formulated amenities. Some resort-companies have taken a step further by implementing all-natural, essential oil-based, custom-formulated product made without any artificial resources and preservatives, packed in recyclable containers. Furthermore, there are a few other hotel brands that are experimenting with mass dispenser presentations.

Room Keys:

Traditional plastic key cards are created with PVC (polyvinyl chloride), which is a highly toxic manufacturing procedure. Several hotels are making a move to the cards that are made either from paper, wood, or bioplastic to keep the environment better as well as durable.

Cleaning Products:

After figuring out the significance of safer products for guests and employees along with the environment, many hotels have shifted to cleaning products, which constitute bio-based oils and other natural cleaners. With the switch, they are minimizing the use of items that have high constituents of chlorine bleach and petrochemical extracts. These pure and natural products have proven their performance to the world by showing that they are less irritating to customers and staff; on top of it, they are less destructive to the surrounding.

Food Preparation:

Fresh, local products, other ingredients are coming up as an essential focus of hotel food and beverage programs. By shifting to a more sustainably sourced and healthier cuisine, organizations can offer travelers unique opportunities to experience a better connection to the foreign land and local food of the place they were visiting.

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