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Seven UN Entities Call for New Action on E-Waste
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Seven UN Entities Call for New Action on E-Waste

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND—Seven UN entities have come together, supported by the World Economic Forum, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to call for an overhaul of the current electronics system, with the aim of supporting international efforts to address e-waste challenges. The report calls for a systematic collaboration with major brands, small and...

Spain’s Hotels Power Up for an Eco-Friendly Future
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Spain’s Hotels Power Up for an Eco-Friendly Future

The Parador de Corias, Spain is housed in a former monastery. Photograph: Parador de Corias SPAIN—Across Spain, hotels are prominently flagging their green credentials as they increasingly take steps to reduce their environmental footprint and appeal to a new generation of eco-aware consumers. The country’s Paradores, state-run hotels in historic buildings such as former palaces...

NAFEM Suppliers Roll Out New Products, Feature Time-Tested Equipment
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NAFEM Suppliers Roll Out New Products, Feature Time-Tested Equipment

ORLANDO, FLA.—The NAFEM Show, held every two years, wrapped up in Orlando on February 9 at the Orange County Convention Center. More than 600 suppliers featured their latest products to help restaurateurs and hoteliers save money, energy, water and reduce waste. It would be impossible to mention every product showcased in a single article. The...

Greenview Releases Green Lodging Trends Report
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Greenview Releases Green Lodging Trends Report

SINGAPORE—Greenview has released its 106-page Green Lodging Trends Report 2018. The Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. The Report highlights and summarizes responses to 115 survey questions in these categories: Energy Management, Waste Management, Water Conservation,...

Sands China Ends Its Use of Plastic Straws at All Properties
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Sands China Ends Its Use of Plastic Straws at All Properties

MACAO—Sands China Ltd. has discontinued its use of plastic straws at all its properties to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics. The company’s ban will eliminate the use of 2.2 million plastic straws each year—saving 1 ton of plastic annually. Laid down end-to-end on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, that’s enough straws to stretch from Macao...

Six Senses Zighy Bay’s Approach to Healthy Eating
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Six Senses Zighy Bay’s Approach to Healthy Eating

Aerial view of organic garden MUSANDAM, OMAN—Six Senses Zighy Bay is in the kitchen with its sleeves rolled up and intentions set—healthy guts inside and healthy land outside. What’s cooking is always mindfully sourced and deliciously prepared with nothing wasted. Out with the palm oil, processed food and plastic. In with the planet. Guests enjoy...

What’s Hot in Zero-waste Cooking? Cabbage Butts, Broccoli Stems & Broken Scallops
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What’s Hot in Zero-waste Cooking? Cabbage Butts, Broccoli Stems & Broken Scallops

CHICAGO—Day after day, Washington, D.C’s Teaism would trash pounds of broccoli stems, trimmings from florets served in the fast-casual’s bento boxes. Eyeing the waste, co-owner Michelle Brown would demur to Chef Alison Swope: “It’s a shame we can’t do anything with all those stems.” Challenge accepted. Swope’s “Broccoli Tots” combine ground broccoli stems with goat...

LaFonda on the Plaza Hotel Named ‘Sustainability Champion’ in Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence
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LaFonda on the Plaza Hotel Named ‘Sustainability Champion’ in Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence

SANTA FE, N.M.—La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel has been named “Sustainability Champion” in the Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide 2018 Awards of Excellence. Each year, the Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence honor the most exemplary historic hotels, hoteliers, and leadership practices in multiple categories. The winners were chosen from more than...

Sandals Resorts International Eliminates All Styrofoam Across Caribbean Resorts
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Sandals Resorts International Eliminates All Styrofoam Across Caribbean Resorts

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA—As of February 1, 2019, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) will eliminate all Styrofoam from 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven major Caribbean islands—from Jamaica and the Bahamas to Grenada and Turks & Caicos—in a continued effort to protect the environment. “As we enter the New Year, it’s incredibly important to our Sandals...

New Boutique Hotel Cannúa to Embrace Spirit of Holistic Renewal in Colombia
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New Boutique Hotel Cannúa to Embrace Spirit of Holistic Renewal in Colombia

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA—Cannúa, a first-of-its-kind, 18-room boutique hotel set within a protected forest in Antioquia, Colombia, is scheduled to open in April 2019. Rooted in permaculture design principles and taking a holistic approach to sustainability, this 27-acre mountain-side property intends to forge a new era of experiential travel within the region. Guests of Cannúa will be among the first to explore...