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Waste Reduction & Energy Conservation

One of the things guests love the most about hotels is the convenience they provide. Guests never have to worry about forgetting your soap or shampoo while travelling because your room is always stocked with everything you need. But what happens to the rest of that bar of soap once that guest has checked out?     Soap for Hope Canada, is a non-profit, Canadian registered charity that...

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In a newly released series, Green Key Global partnered with APTIM to talk about key sustainability topics in the hotel and lodging industry.   The series includes an in-depth analysis on ESG reporting, waste reduction, and energy conservation.   ESG Reporting: What It Is and Why It Matters In this video, we go over Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) reporting and the importance it plays in the hospitality industry. We also...

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Food Waste is a social, economic, and environmental problem. Fifty-eight percent of all food in Canada is lost and wasted annually. For perspective, that’s 35.5 million tonnes of food each year, which results in the creation of 56.5 million tonnes of CO₂E emissions. That’s equivalent to emissions from 17.3 million passenger vehicles or the gasoline from more than 750,000 tanker trucks.   Of all the food that’s...

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OCTOBER 19, 2022 @ 2:00 P.M. ET Join Green Key Global and APTIM as we discuss energy within hotels. Topics will include best practices for energy conservation and utilizing clean and renewable energy to reduce and offset GHG emissions. We will also discuss Electric Vehicle Charging stations and the importance of this new amenity for your guests and how it can add revenue to your bottom...

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OCTOBER 12, 2022 @ 2:00 P.M. ET Join Green Key Global and APTIM as we discuss the importance of waste reduction in the hospitality industry. Learn what is driving the industry to focus on reducing waste and driving towards a zero waste goal. Discuss the importance of waste data and where to obtain it as well as best practices for hoteliers to begin their goal to...

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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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