How to reduce restaurant takeout waste

Takeout has been the next-best thing to a silver lining for the restaurant industry during COVID-19, but now one factor threatens to tarnish its sterling image: plastic waste. Shortly before the pandemic hit, the World Wildlife Federation projected a 40% increase in plastic pollution over the next decade.1 The COVID-driven surge in takeout has made […]

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foodservice sustainability

5 tips for capturing customers hungry for sustainability

The consumer appetite for restaurant sustainability just keeps growing, and is now to the point where eight out of ten people want their favorite bar or bistro to operate on a sustainable basis. This expectation is particularly strong among Millennials and Gen Z consumers, making the issue a key factor in the future of foodservice. […]

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education sustainability

How to find sustainability resources for schools

Sustainability is not just a “feel good” topic for parents, students and educators. Research shows that a commitment to sustainability – in operations and educational offering – produces a wide spectrum of positive outcomes for schools. One study found that students whose course work included education on the environment showed significant increases in skills (90%), […]

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hotels can improve sustainability with green methods

How hotels enhance sustainability to improve ratings and bookings

You can forgive traditional hoteliers if they seem “green” with envy these days. After all, more sustainability-minded competitors are starting to significantly outperform them in everything from customer satisfaction to ultimate financial performance. Just consider recent reports from TripAdvisor and Cornell University. Trip Advisor GreenLeaders lead in hotel customer ratings Several years ago, TripAdvisor – […]

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Composting for restaurants

How restaurants turn trash into treasure via composting

Restaurants are discovering new benefits in the composting movement, because it improves a very specific slice of the environment – their business environment. In this article, a sustainability advocate explains how composting programs can lower a restaurant’s waste disposal costs while raising its profile among the rapidly-growing group of sustainability-minded customers. You’ll discover seven key […]

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How hospitals save energy, save money, save lives

There’s one big reason hospitals are rapidly moving to the forefront of environmental sustainability – those efforts can make this economically-challenged sector more financially sustainable. New efficiencies save energy, significantly cut costs This movement is not being led by environmentalists, but by hard-nosed (and creative) hospital CFOs and administrators. Their first target has been the […]

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Hotel water savings innovation

Why innovative hotels are awash in savings – on water.

For years, many hotels were literally letting profits run down the drain, by neglecting water conservation. But today, the lodging industry is leading the way in innovative water management, saving money, boosting profits and providing an excellent example of why sustainability is becoming an indispensable business practice. Lots of water, lots of opportunity Hotels use […]

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3D printing: New dimensions in profitability and sustainability

The recent excitement around consumer-grade 3D printers may make it seem like there is a hot new tech fad emerging. In fact, 3D printing began in the 1980s, and has been heating up in the manufacturing space for some time. It currently represents a six-billion-dollar industry – one that is set to grow exponentially. The […]

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