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Results of Penta Hotels World Cleanup Day
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Results of Penta Hotels World Cleanup Day

Penta Hotels World Cleanup Day 2019. Credit: Crosby Michelle Roberts FRANKFURT, GERMANY—This year World Cleanup Day united 179 countries and 18 million devoted volunteers across the world for one day and with one aim—to clean up our planet. “Leaving everything better than we found it” is fundamental to the philosophy of Penta, the neighborhood lifestyle...

Wyndham Destinations to Eliminate Plastic Straws, Other Single-Use Plastic
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Wyndham Destinations to Eliminate Plastic Straws, Other Single-Use Plastic

ORLANDO, FLA.—In conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup Day, Wyndham Destinations, the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, announced it would eliminate plastic straws and other single-use plastic from food and beverage operations at its timeshare resorts around the world. To support the company’s environmental sustainability initiatives, Wyndham Destinations’ vacation club resorts plan to remove...

Registration for 2019 America Recycles Day Now Open
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Registration for 2019 America Recycles Day Now Open

STAMFORD, CONN.—The Keep America Beautiful America Recycles Day, the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States, has opened registration for businesses, community organizations, government entities, individuals and others planning to host an America Recycles Day-themed event. America Recycles Day, which takes place on and in the weeks surrounding November...

Red Carnation Hotels to Eliminate all Single-Use Plastics by 2022
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Red Carnation Hotels to Eliminate all Single-Use Plastics by 2022

Hotel d’Angleterre BOCA RATON, FLA.—The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, a long-standing supporter of the removal of single use plastics across all their 17 (soon to be 20) luxury hotels, has banned single use plastic water bottles in addition to more than 20 everyday plastic convenience items from all properties for some time now. Red Carnation...

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show Exhibitors Unveiled Latest Green Innovations
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Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show Exhibitors Unveiled Latest Green Innovations

ORLANDO—The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show wrapped up last week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando with more than 400 exhibitors demonstrating their products to restaurateurs and hoteliers from all over the state and beyond. Many of the suppliers on hand offered products to reduce energy and water consumption as well as waste....

Royal Park Commits to Biodegradable Straws, Fair Trade Wines & Coffees
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Royal Park Commits to Biodegradable Straws, Fair Trade Wines & Coffees

TOKYO—Royal Park Hotels and Resorts Company, Ltd. (RPHS) says that between June this year and January 2020 it will introduce biodegradable drinking straws made from polylactic acid (PLA) resin derived from renewable biomass such as fermented corn starch, thus replacing around 280,000 plastic straws per year. The company took the decision after due consideration of...

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort Implements Strict New Environmental Rules
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Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort Implements Strict New Environmental Rules

PHUKET, THAILAND—Since July 1, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has stopped using single-use plastics in the workplace. All hosts have received Outrigger “bags for life” and a takeaway mug to help them kick the habit of takeaway plastic drink containers, straws and bags. The push is part of Outrigger’s OZONE—the company’s global conservation initiative to...

Upscale Nepal Hotel with Stunning Views Incorporates Solar, Geothermal Technologies
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Upscale Nepal Hotel with Stunning Views Incorporates Solar, Geothermal Technologies

POKHARA, NEPAL—Swiss International Hotel Sarowar, an upscale, 96-room hotel in Pokhara, Nepal, offers stunning views of the Himalayan Ranges and the famous Phewa Lake. What is most impressive about this property, however, is its eco-efficiency—the attention to green design and sustainability from below ground to the rooftop. Swiss International Hotel Sarowar, which opened at the...

Marriott International to Eliminate Single-Use Shower Toiletry Bottles from Properties Worldwide
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Marriott International to Eliminate Single-Use Shower Toiletry Bottles from Properties Worldwide

BETHESDA, MD.—Marriott International announced that it’s expanding an initiative to replace tiny, single-use toiletry bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel in guestroom showers with larger, pump-topped bottles. To date, the company has already rolled out larger bottles at about 1,000 properties in North America, and now expects most of its other hotels to make the switch...