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Signal Mountain Lodge Launches Composting Partnership with Haderlie Farms
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Signal Mountain Lodge Launches Composting Partnership with Haderlie Farms

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WYO.—Signal Mountain Lodge—the only lodging on the shores of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park—launched a composting partnership with Haderlie Farms of Thayne, Wyoming, in 2018. Over the course of the 2018 summer season, the lodge’s Peaks Restaurant, Trapper Grill, Leek’s Pizzeria, General Store, front desk and staff dining room...

Plastic War Inducing Shift from Single-Use to Reusable Water Bottles
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Plastic War Inducing Shift from Single-Use to Reusable Water Bottles

NATIONAL REPORT—A recent market study published provides a holistic analysis of various trends, drivers, and restraints of the reusable water bottles market. According to the study, the reusable water bottles market will envisage 3.1 percent y-o-y over 2017 to exceed $8.3 billion by the end of 2018. The study remains bullish on the continual rise...

Greenbuild Conference & Expo Releases 2018 Sustainability Report
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Greenbuild Conference & Expo Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

DALLAS—Informa and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the release of the 2018 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, highlighting valuable metrics and key benchmarks regarding the impact on sustainable sourcing, community involvement, and carbon footprint reduction at the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held last November at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event achieved an...

Tupperware Donates Thousands of Reusable Drinking Items to Clean the World Foundation’s WASH Education Program
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Tupperware Donates Thousands of Reusable Drinking Items to Clean the World Foundation’s WASH Education Program

ORLANDO, FLA.—Tupperware Brands Corp. announced the donation of 43,000 reusable drinking items to Clean the World Foundation, a global leader in WASH (water, sanitization, and hygiene) and sustainability. The donation comes as a result of Tupperware’s 2019 Buy One, Give One campaign held last month in the United States and Canada in honor of World...

Yelp Launches Green Practices Initiative to Highlight Restaurant Sustainability Efforts, Reduce Plastic Waste
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Yelp Launches Green Practices Initiative to Highlight Restaurant Sustainability Efforts, Reduce Plastic Waste

SAN FRANCISCO—Yelp has launched a Green Practices Initiative to begin surveying consumers and understanding how to better assess the sustainability of a restaurant’s practices. Given the complexity of sustainable food systems and restaurant operations, Yelp is focusing first on the reduction of single-use plastics in restaurants and leveraging what makes Yelp most useful: consumer feedback....

Club Med Commits to Uniforms Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles
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Club Med Commits to Uniforms Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

MIAMI—As part of Club Med’s continuing commitment to a sustainable approach to tourism, the company is working on new uniforms for staff completely made out of recycled plastic material. The special collection will consist of polos, dresses and caps to serve a variety of roles. This process not only uses approximately 40 percent less energy...

Datai Langkawi Takes Leadership Position in Ecotourism
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Datai Langkawi Takes Leadership Position in Ecotourism

LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA—Situated on the island of Langkawi in Malaysia, The Datai Langkawi is a luxurious ecotourism resort nestled in the heart of a 10 million-year-old rainforest. In an exciting milestone, The Datai Langkawi is the first in the world to join the EarthCheck ECO (Terrestrial) Certification Program. EarthCheck ECO is the culmination of a journey...

MGM Springfield Receives Industry’s First LEED Platinum Certification
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MGM Springfield Receives Industry’s First LEED Platinum Certification

MGM Springfield LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced that MGM Springfield, located in Springfield, Mass., has received the world’s first United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) New Construction Platinum level certification for a gaming resort. MGM Springfield, which opened in August 2018, is the company’s most recent development. Working closely...

Why Rechargeable Candles are Better for the Environment…and Your Bottom Line
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Why Rechargeable Candles are Better for the Environment…and Your Bottom Line

NATIONAL REPORT—Rechargeable, “flameless” LED candles have been around for quite some time but technological advances, design improvements and environmental and economic awareness have made them the preferred choice for thousands of hoteliers and restaurateurs. The environmental impact of the burning and disposing of wax candles is significant. According to The Amazing Flameless Candle, a 48-table...

Orbitz Highlights Properties, Locations Eliminating Plastic Waste
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Orbitz Highlights Properties, Locations Eliminating Plastic Waste

CHICAGO—Orbitz is helping travelers stay at waste-conscious hotels by listing hotels and locations on its website that are doing their part to reduce or eliminate waste—specifically single-use plastic. The website includes a clickable U.S. map that explains specifically what type of plastic has been banned by the entire state or part of the state. In...