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Greenpeace: U.S. Companies Use Misleading ‘Recyclable’ Labels on Hundreds of Plastic Products
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Greenpeace: U.S. Companies Use Misleading ‘Recyclable’ Labels on Hundreds of Plastic Products

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Greenpeace USA released the results of a comprehensive survey of the nation’s 367 material recovery facilities (MRFs), revealing that only PET #1 and HDPE #2 plastic bottles and jugs may legitimately be labeled as recyclable by consumer goods companies and retailers. The survey found that common plastic pollution items, including plastic tubs, cups, lids, plates,...

Today’s Global Recycling Day Honors Recycling Heroes Around the World
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Today’s Global Recycling Day Honors Recycling Heroes Around the World

LONDON—Global Recycling Day 2020 has arrived and, although the world rightly focuses on its response to COVID-19, people around the world are being encouraged to remember the importance of recycling and to recognize the individuals, communities and businesses—some world renowned some unknown—who are the forefront of recycling innovation and best practice. An initiative of the...

Food Waste Reduction Alliance Releases Report
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Food Waste Reduction Alliance Releases Report

ARLINGTON, VA.—The Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA)—a collaborative effort of the Consumer Brands Assn., FMI-The Food Industry Assn., and the National Restaurant Assn.—released a new report, Messy but Worth It: Lessons Learned from Fighting Food Waste, that highlights experience-driven advice to keep perfectly good food out of landfills. For the guide, FWRA interviewed food manufacturers,...

1 in 4 Americans Recycle All Their Plastic Waste
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1 in 4 Americans Recycle All Their Plastic Waste

ITASCA, ILL.—To shed light on the current state of recycling and to help advance the circular economy, Hi-Cone, a leading manufacturer of beverage multi-packaging solutions, presents their first annual report on The State of Plastic Recycling. More than 5,000 consumers in the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Spain participated in the global survey....

Radisson Hotel Group Announces Plastics Reduction Initiative
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Radisson Hotel Group Announces Plastics Reduction Initiative

MINNEAPOLIS—Radisson Hotel Group will implement bulk amenity dispensers across all brands by the beginning of 2022, replacing small bottles for common bathroom products. This action will remove 57 million miniature amenities from circulation, avoiding the use of almost 500 tons of plastic annually. In addition, Radisson Hotel Group has a global commitment to #refusethestraw, ensuring...

The Environmental Impact of Fuel Cell Candle Use
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The Environmental Impact of Fuel Cell Candle Use

NATIONAL REPORT—Humans strive to make life easy. It’s this desire to do less labor that, over our existence, has driven our imagination to invent more efficient ways of completing various tasks ranging from eating to traveling to communicating. Yet our advancement is a double-edged sword. As of recently, especially within the last 100 years, we’ve...

New Amenity Type is Single Use, Powder Based, in Compostable Containers
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New Amenity Type is Single Use, Powder Based, in Compostable Containers

LOS ANGELES—A new single use, zero plastic, powder-based amenity collection is providing hoteliers with a groundbreaking way to deliver shampoo, conditioner and body wash to guests with a lighter carbon footprint than traditional single portion plastic bottles. This new Eco Pod collection from Hotel Emporium also provides an eco-friendly and sustainable option for those not wanting to...

Renaissance Nashville Hotel Wins Back to Back Awards for Sustainability Efforts
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Renaissance Nashville Hotel Wins Back to Back Awards for Sustainability Efforts

NASHVILLE, TENN.—The Renaissance Nashville Hotel is moving forward into 2020 with a continued focus on sustainability after being recognized for its efforts, recently winning the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association 2019 Stars of the Industry Award—Good Earth Keeping Award Lodging Property as well as the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association 2019 Stars of the Industry Award—Good...

Winter the Dolphin Beach Hotel Coming to Florida
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Winter the Dolphin Beach Hotel Coming to Florida

CLEARWATER BEACH, FLA.—Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), Page Development Group and Choice Hotels’ Ascend Hotel Collection announced the first ever Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club Hotel. With the conversion expected to be unveiled in the spring of 2020 and sitting on America’s number one beach with 91 rooms, this eco-friendly hotel will be dolphin and marine...