Having worked in the hotel industry for many years, I’ve been under the impression that being a green business was both difficult & expensive. The logic that you couldn’t possibly be green with hundreds of thousands of people through your halls every year is prevalent amoungst hoteliers. We were very, very wrong.
Currently, almost every one of our vendors have green options. There are Green Seal chemicals, bleach-free products, recyclable cups for coffee, mops made of plastic bottles & even plates that melt to a recyclable state when put in sunlight. How cool is that? Those icky blue bins that take away from the aesthetics of a room….they aren’t your only option anymore. Now, you can buy trash cans that are made of bamboo or recycled metals that have multiple liners in them for trash & recyclables. Did you know that white paper towels can’t be recycled because they have bleach in them? The only option before was to use brown paper towels. Now there are paper towels made of recycled paper that have attractive designs on them.
So no more excuses hoteliers. Now we can have our hotel attractive & care for the environment too. Turns out being green IS easy. Sorry Kermit.