The hospitality industry may include a wide range of operations — lodging, laundry, food services, convention, business services, landscaping and recreational. Toxic materials that might be used in these operations include cleaners, paints and adhesives, pesticides, pool chemicals, refrigerants, and synthetic building materials. Each of these presents opportunities to reduce costs and environmental impacts, and improve the indoor air quality for guests and employees.
The hospitality industry is also a large generator of solid wastes. A typical occupied guest room generates between one to two pounds of waste on a non-checkout day and that amount doubles on checkout days. Approximately 80 percent of these wastes are recyclable. In addition, simple things like offering long-term guests the option of reusing linens can save up to 5 percent on utilities alone (not to mention on labor, soap and water costs).
Following are more P2 strategies for hospitality facilities:
Be sure to review the general information in P2 Business Basics.
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