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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Hotel Compliance Inspections: Most Common Violations Revealed

Hotel inspections are up in New York City. Violations are being issued for non-compliance. That is what we are hearing and seeing, following the expansion of regulations covering recycling and organics in the city. In some cases, such as with “persistent violators,” ballooning fines have been levied, as in the case of the hotel that was fined $750 for each … Continue reading Hotel Compliance Inspections: Most Common Violations Revealed

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$750 For Each Misplaced Strawberry? How NYC Hotels Can Avoid Ballooning Violations

Late last year, we received an email from one of our hotel clients that began: “FYI. The DSNY were here today.” Since the expansion of regulations covering commercial recycling and organics, the DSNY has been stepping up checks on hotels and other businesses to ensure compliance. Violations are being issued. We even heard of one hotel … Continue reading $750 For Each Misplaced Strawberry? How NYC Hotels Can Avoid Ballooning Violations

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How Businesses Can Say No To Plastic Straws, And Get Ahead of Bans Coming Their Way

  As reported in the New York Times, the U.S. uses over 500 million plastic straws every day!  After a few minutes of use, most end up polluting  the environment, clogging up oceans, killing marine life, eventually breaking down into microplastics that enter our food chain. Before single-use plastic straws became ubiquitous, James Bernard, a Great Forest … Continue reading How Businesses Can Say No To Plastic Straws, And Get Ahead of Bans Coming Their Way

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