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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Transforming Waste – A Guide To Donating For Reuse, Avoiding Landfills

Each year, over 100 million tons of material end up in landfills. This includes many reusable items–such as furniture, equipment and electronics–from businesses that are renovating or clearing out their storage spaces. Hotels, in particular, regularly find themselves having to deal with hundreds of coffee makers, lamps, curtains, bed linens, and even bulky items like beds when … Continue reading Transforming Waste – A Guide To Donating For Reuse, Avoiding Landfills

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Client Spotlight:
Hotel Establishes Ongoing Partnership With Nonprofit To Avoid The Landfill

What do you do if you need to get rid of 100 gallons of furniture polish and clear out over 400 beds? While many businesses would simply pay to get the items hauled away, often to the landfill, the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco turned to a nonprofit it had worked with before. In September, we told … Continue reading Client Spotlight:
Hotel Establishes Ongoing Partnership With Nonprofit To Avoid The Landfill

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2016 HANYC Awards: NYC’s Greenest And Most Socially Responsible Hotels Are Revealed

Congratulations! Winners of the 2016 HANYC Sustainability Awards were revealed in New York City on November 14, 2016 during HX: The Hotel Experience 2016, North America’s largest hospitality industry trade event. Presented by the Hotel Association of New York City, the HANYC Sustainability Awards recognize and honor hotels leading the way in sustainability, and making a … Continue reading 2016 HANYC Awards: NYC’s Greenest And Most Socially Responsible Hotels Are Revealed

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Your America Recycles Day Toolkit: 20 Tips and More

America Recycles Day is November 15. While recycling should be a year-round activity, America Recycles Day is a great opportunity to put the spotlight on recycling to remind everyone about the importance of recycling, reuse, and reduction. Sadly, many recyclables never find their way to the recycling facility. As of 2013, the U.S. national recycling rate … Continue reading Your America Recycles Day Toolkit: 20 Tips and More

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VIDEO: Paper Shredding AND Recycling

When paper is shredded AND then recycled, you are not only handling your confidential/sensitive documents corrrectly, but you are also being environmentally friendly. You are reducing the demand for lumber, water and energy required to produce new paper. For secure and sustainable shredding, you should: Go local. Make sure the shredding facility is nearby so … Continue reading VIDEO: Paper Shredding AND Recycling

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