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reduce hotel waste for profitability

In a hotel, maintaining peak performance levels requires many resources. Figuring out how to decrease waste while keeping performance standards and levels high, is a challenge to say the least.

Yet, not figuring out how to decrease waste is bad news for your hotel on two fronts – the environment + the bottom line.

Negatively impacting the environment may also negatively impact your hotel’s reputation. It’s no secret that consumers are much more environmentally aware, and take notice when establishments aren’t.

The fact remains that wastefulness must be avoided, with efficiency and sustainability taking it’s place.

Consumers are interested in sustainability and green practices – this isn’t exactly breaking news. Yet, the significance of that statement is still immense, green practices aren’t optional if you want success for your hotel, they are necessary.

The hospitality industry is an industry consistently at the forefront of the trends, and since the latest green practices tend to become “trendy,” hotels must try and be ahead of the trends, set the trends, and at the very least – follow them.

The green practices of five years ago are commonplace now – i.e. the friendly card in the bathroom explaining the option to reuse towels. If that’s the sort of green level your hotel is on, there may be some work to do.

This week we’re finishing up our investigation into 3 major areas hotel owners can save money with earth-friendly practices. We’ve covered water and energy conservation in greater detail, and now we’ll discuss the category of material waste, which comprises many opportunities to save. According to CalRecycle, hotels in California alone produce an estimated 600,000 tons

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Our society is catapulting into sustainability. These “forward-thinking” practices not only help out the environment, but they reduce costs and increase the bottom line as a result. There’s an entire movement within this realm of thinking and acting, and you want to ensure your hotel is at the forefront of it.

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