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    There are lots of opportunities for hotels to become more “green.” When people go on vacation or stay at a hotel for business, they tend to use considerably more resources than when at home. They take long showers and leave the lights, heat, and air conditioning on all day. Most of us have done it – it makes us feel like we are getting the most out of our money. But those actions generate a huge amount of waste and small changes can result in huge savings.

    or example, the Radisson SAS Edinburgh hotel in Scotland switched to energy-efficient lights at a cost of $2,307. In the first year, they saved $27,889 in energy costs. The Green Hotels Association reports that a California hotel’s general manager received an award for reducing water usage at his hotel by two million gallons in one year by firing the chef! The chef was well known for having water running in 4 or 5 sinks at a time defrosting food.
    More and more hotels are starting to examine their waste stream and finding they were throwing out millions of dollars of perfectly good property. At the Intercontinental in New Orleans, a recycling program yielded startling results. The staff hired to go through the waste found napkins, towels, spoons and other hotel property amounting to $1,000 a month that employees and guests were throwing out. A Chicago Hyatt pulled $3,000 to $10,000 a month of hotel property out of their waste stream. A Toronto hotel is making napkins, chef's aprons and neckties from stained tablecloths.

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    Welcome to the Green Forum, jeff9!

    Interesting point you make. However, I wonder about the trade offs. Sure you may save trees but perhaps at the expense of wasting water. Can you really say one would save money or the environment? Do you have any hard stats to share?

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    I've stayed in hotels that wouldn't automatically launder the towels every day. If you wanted clean towels, you could request them.

    Also I remember years ago some restaurants wouldn't automatically serve water with every meal, which saved on waste. I think I first noticed that practice in Las Vegas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changeforgreen View Post
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    Yeah you're right its not an option anymore its like a must for us to go green!..great! I will check on this link and choose what product that will fit my needs to go green!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    I've stayed in hotels that wouldn't automatically launder the towels every day. If you wanted clean towels, you could request them.

    Also I remember years ago some restaurants wouldn't automatically serve water with every meal, which saved on waste. I think I first noticed that practice in Las Vegas.
    really? so you mean the staff will give you unclean towels? just to save water? Am i right in understanding this one? or maybe you mean that they don't wash immediately the towels you're using for that particular day until you check out.. its a good idea too..at least they can save on water on this kind of method..

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    Yikes going through waste to get back those items that hotel guests threw away?! I mean yeah it got them back a thousand dollars or more, but what about the issue on cleanliness? This is a sensitive issue. One that can blow up back on the hotels that are doing this and telling the public. I'd rather not know. I'm quite sure there are better ways to help mother earth than rummaging through a garbage can.

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    i dont believe that there are green hotels they are all the same

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    The development trend of food packaging design
    In recent years, food packaging materials are diversified, include metal, glass, paper, plastic, wood and composite materials.
    Food packaging function can not be underestimated, for example, the damp proof, preservation, temperature, water, sterilization,
    anti-corrosion (antioxidant) water resistance, acid resistance, oil resistance, deodorant and other functions.
    A) Food packaging design needs personalized to attract more customers. Days before, in a Japanese tourism promotion activities held
    in Shanghai, a cartoon doll - small steamed bun "bag" is very popular, desigened by the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of tourism. It is
    laconic, cute, with big "dumplings" head, a few hair like folds the steamed stuffed bun, coupled with a round black eyes and smiling
    mouth, very interesting.
    B)Food packaging design needs to be eco-friendly, which is conducive to environmental protection, is the inevitable trend of China
    food packaging design. Just as the "Daily Mail" reported on 16, by Dr. Davis Edward led the development of a wiki edible film edible
    membrane, made of biodegradable polymers or plastics mixed food particles made of eggshell, looks similar, but also disseminated a
    variety of tastes, but it is not only used for the solid food, can also be used for liquid food, such as soup, cocktail, soda and
    Coffee etc.. Wiki edible films not only will not pollute the environment, but also can eat.
    Eco food packaging design, that is to say the use of green packaging materials, including paper packaging, biodegradable plastics,
    edible packaging, natural materials, packaging, new environmental protection materials. Or the use of recycled materials, including
    recycling convenient, facilitate the separation of materials. Or facilitate the repeated use of materials. Green or manufacturing
    process. Or try to simplify the packaging, including packaging, packaging it appropriate to give up.
    C)Food packaging design needs security signs. In recent years, China's food safety incidents. Apple snails, crabs, "Red duck's
    egg", Turbot, melamine...... Come one after another "problem food" event, let people again and again "appreciate" unscrupulous
    operators forget honour at the prospect of profits "black heart", but also exposed many "black holes exist in the food safety
    supervision system". So in the design of food packaging, food security. Mainly through several channels, one is the security design,
    anti-counterfeit printing on the corresponding packing, two is affixed label, from the practice proved that add anti-counterfeit
    label is a more effective method. Anti fake label is mainly used in the food industry are: laser anti-counterfeit labels, digital
    anti-counterfeit labels, fragile anti-counterfeiting label.
    D) food packaging design needs the modern commodity packaging design with e-commerce sales. More and more people choose online
    shopping, people can not see the real goods in the shop, only to choose the packaging design. So online packaging design needs to
    strengthen the function of packaging: the first, communication function, help identify customer easily and accurately decide. Second,
    provide information, and provide sufficient information for customers, for customers to strengthen brand identity on the internet.
    Third, interactive features, to attract the attention of customers and arouse the curiosity of customer products. Fourth, to
    stimulate, stimulate customers to buy the impulse and effective online marketing.
    The expert points out that, the food cannot do without packaging, packaging has a direct impact on the quality of food, grades
    and marketing. Chinese food packaging design trend must be individualized, green, safe anti-counterfeiting mark, the modern commodity
    packaging design with e-commerce sales. From www.woodfoodbox.com
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