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Sustainable Solutions for Green Hotels

Look no more! The web-page ‘Global Stewards’ offer a comprehensive list of 35 sustainable practices that hotels can implement.

Some of these practices are:
• Install low-flow showerheads and sink aerators.
• Switch to low-flow toilets or install toilet-tank fill diverters.
• Install window film to lower heating and cooling loads and reduce glare in guestrooms.
• Provide guestroom recycler baskets for newspaper, white paper, glass, aluminum, cardboard, and plastic.
• Buy organic, fair trade, cruelty-free guest amenity products whenever possible
• If the hotel has a pool and/or hot tub, install a solar water heating system and use pool and hot tub covers when the pool area is closed.
• Provide your guests with bicycles, walking maps, and information on public transportation.
• Provide reusable items such as cloth napkins, glass cups, ceramic dishes, etc. with all food and beverage services.
• Donate leftover food to a local nonprofit organization and/or use a compost bin.
• If your hotel has a gift shop, consider purchasing fair trade products.

Read the 35 sustainable practices at Global Stewards’
Hotels can keep up to date on green lodging news at Green Lodging News

This article is written by Majbritt Thomsen, administrator on ‘Views On Tourism’.

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Posted in Best practice, Performance and management, Sustainability.


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