Least-Toxic Chemicals Show Promise for Bed Bug Control, But Non-Toxic Practices Remain the Best Solution

Read the full story from Beyond Pesticides. Less toxic oil-based insecticides are showing promise for the treatment of bed bugs, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Economic Entomology. The common bed bug has seen a significant resurgence in the U.S., and with the pests found to be resistant to a broad range of modern, …

Rethinking Food Waste: Q&A with Hilton’s Max Verstraete

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. “We want to be responsible operators and buyers,” says Max Verstraete, VP of corporate responsibility for Hilton. The hospitality company, which has 14 brands covering more than 5,000 properties in 104 countries and territories, buys a lot of products. “Whether it’s furniture or ketchup bottles for room service …

Hotel Buffets, a Culprit of Food Waste, Get Downsized

Read the full story in the New York Times. Though no good data exists yet about how much hotels or their buffets specifically contribute to the overall waste total, the thinking is that hotels are an ideal place to raise awareness and change behaviors around sustainability issues, as they have for water conservation.

Webinar: They’ll Leave the Light On for You – and Other Energy Waste in Hospitality

June 14, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CDT Register here. Long hours of use, high occupancy, rigid comfort standards, and inefficient equipment lead to big energy bills for hotels. Through field study with mid-scale hotels in Minnesota, an energy efficiency consulting firm investigated new opportunities for energy efficiency in the hospitality sector.

These hotels are fighting food waste, one guest at a time

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Some of the world's most iconic hotels are to trial new approaches to tackling food waste, as part of a major new initiative launched today by WWF, the Rockefeller Foundation and the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels, and Marriott International are among the high-profile …

Your Used Bar of Hotel Soap Has a Surprising Afterlife

Read the full story at Thrillist. In the world's outcry over waste -- paper, plastics, fumes, foods -- your hotel soap ain't exactly a crisis. Still, everyone has wondered at least once: Where do all those once-used bars go? Not to the next guest, for sure. Heck, to be a five diamond property, a hotel’s …