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Thought Leadership

Landfill waste and food waste are both significant contributors to climate change. Hotels can take meaningful action to reduce their environmental impact through waste audits, these tools will provide you with tangible ways to reduce and divert waste. An independent review of a 200-room hotel with a restaurant found that 90% of their waste could be diverted from the landfill with better sorting practices. By addressing...

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The hospitality industry has been focusing more and more over the years on best environmental practices as a critical component of Environmental, Social, and Governance or ESG. To better score, a company’s performance using ESG criteria is an increasingly popular way for investors to evaluate companies they might want to invest in.   For hotels that have their own in-house laundry, also known as an On-Premise Laundry...

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Believe it or not, ~90% of all waste produced in hotels can be avoided, repurposed, or recycled. The definition of zero waste, conveniently, is a minimum of 90% diversion with the remaining 10% being incinerated for waste to energy. This means hotels are well-positioned to set and achieve zero-waste targets and reap all the benefits.   Minimizing waste production and maximizing waste diversion helps to reduce costs, improve...

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 Solid Waste Audits and The Power of Data: Improving Waste Management Practices with Data  Every business generates waste. Understanding the nature and quantity of waste is essential for your business to be sustainable and can be instrumental in cutting costs, increasing efficiency, and creating a company culture around the principles of Zero Waste.    An easy first step towards reaping these benefits is to consider making informed changes...

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Cruz has partnered with Green Key Global, North America’s leading international environmental certification body, to improve sustainability in hospitality and tourism. “We’re excited to be working with Green Key Global and highlight how we can support eco-tourism while offering hotel guests an exciting and exclusive amenity, while underlining a commitment to sustainable transportation,” said Annie Luke, Co-Founder & Director of Business Development at Cruz.   Cruz, energized by...

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Soap for Hope is a not-for-profit company and one of our respected partners at Green Key Global. They help hotels, and the community, by repurposing hotel amenities and donating to community facilities. This not only supports the community facilities but also diverts products from reaching the landfill.   They are growing rapidly and need more help from hotels, like Green Key Members, to accommodate the ever-growing need...

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Renewable Energy for Hotels     Many hotel owners and managers are looking for ways to make smart and practical changes to their business that will reduce emissions over time and result in greater guest comfort, cost savings, or resilience to changing weather.     Renewable energy, such as solar, biofuel and geothermal, can be a great investment with strong returns and many co-benefits. As more carbon tax regimes come into play, the cost of...

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