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GO GREEN BECOMING GREEN IS NO LONGER SOMETHING CONSIDERED TO BE AN IDEALISTIC WAY OF LIFE, IT’S NOW A REALITY: MAKING YOUR HOTEL ECO-FRIENDLY IS A GREAT WAY OF CUTTING YOUR CARBON OUTPUT AND SAVING A FEW PENNIES AT THE SAME TIME! eco-friendly With continual concerns over the damage being it to a biomass-to-energy renewable power plant is also a great way to minimise waste. The biofuel that is created by such a power plant will then be fed into the National Grid. There are other methods of recycling that also need to be considered such as using refillable soap containers rather than bars of hand soap that have to be disposed after each guest. By making small changes like this throughout your hotel, you can make big savings and reduce your negative impact on the environment. An example of the waste that can be recycled for others’ gain has been voiced by Debra Patterson, the Savoy’s Green Team chairperson in an interview with The done to the environment due to carbon emissions, going green and becoming an eco-friendly business has never been more important. Doing so will not merely have a beneficial effect on the environment, but also on the expenditure of your hotel. Becoming energy efficient is of particular concern to the hospitality industry, as with consumers becoming more environmentally conscious every day, we are likely to see it more and more influence their decision of where to stay. RECYCLING Waste management for hotels is integral, with such a high level of disposable output due to the constant flow of guests. One of the main ways to make sure that your waste management is effective is to where possible avoid purchasing disposable products and instead opt for those that are long-lasting. Buying recyclable goods is essential for becoming greener, and setting out a strict recycling regime which separates materials into individual boxes is a great way to get started. Recycling leftover food from the hotel restaurant (if you have one) and sending Daily Telegraph: "I donated old towels to Battersea Dogs Home, and used slippers went to Help the Aged. Our soap goes to St Mungo’s, the homeless charity." The Savoy London has recently made a £2.4 million investment in green technology in 'MANY HOTELS ARE CHOOSING TO IMPLEMENT LINEN RE-USE SYSTEMS' H O EL 72 TN SEP HC TTO R I E order to improve its position as an eco-friendly hotel. It is not only the recycling of your hotel’s waste that can help you make the move towards a greener residence but also the sourcing of green products. For example, purchasing recycled paper, folders and ink cartridges simultaneously will make a significant difference in

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Hotel Inspector 2011

NEWS
INSPECTING THE INDUSTRY
COMING CLEAN
RAISING THE BAR
BRIGHT LIGHTS
ARCHITECTURE MATTERS
OLYMPIAN EFFORT
HOTEL INTERIORS
MANAGING MAYFAIR
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
KEEPING IT CLEAN
GO GREEN
LEADING THE WAY
SAFE AS HOTELS
SAFE & SECURE
WIDEN YOUR MARKETING NET
WIRED FOR SUCCESS
NEW RECRUITS
OUT OF THE ASHES

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