Reducing environmental impact has become imperative for all individuals, households and companies. There are many steps that hotels can take to increase their eco-friendliness. Bokashi Bran® outlines 10 of the most important of these steps.
10 Hotel Waste Reduction Tips
We have dedicated many of our blogs to address some of the ways in which homeowners and businesses can reduce their impact on the environment. Here, we focus on the efforts that hotels should make across all areas of their operations, from the accommodation to the kitchens.
1. Save Water
This is perhaps the most important step. Water is a precious resource and a hotel can overuse it all too easily. To cut back on water usage, try installing toilet tank fill diverters, low-flow taps and showerheads, and use washing machines with low water requirements.
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2. Plant a Garden
Even a small garden can help a hotel offset its carbon footprint. You can even use it to supply fresh, organic vegetables and herbs for your restaurant. Reduce your footprint even further by using your kitchen waste to fertilise your garden (see point 10).
3. Install Energy-Saving Technologies
It appears that much of the environmental impact of hotels comes from excessive consumption, including the overuse of electricity. By installing energy-saving light fixtures and bulbs, and appliances, you can create a significant energy saving.
4.Support Local, Sustainable Businesses
Your environmental impact depends not only on your business and operational practices, but on those of your suppliers too. Purchase environmentally friendly products, buy locally and, where possible, choose environmentally-conscious suppliers in your local area.
5. Use Alternative Energy Sources
Alternative energy sources are becoming increasingly viable and affordable. Wherever possible, change over to solar power or other sustainable sources.