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Recycling Record Setters Program Profiles: Hotels / Motels

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Nov 1, 1998 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/recycling-record-setters-program-profiles-hotels-motels/

BOSTON PARK PLAZA HOTEL BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Contact: Bob O’Connor Boston Park Plaza Hotel Arlington Street at Park Plaza Boston, MA 02117(617) 457-2274

The Hotel instituted a comprehensive environmental program in 1991. It has recycling programs for cans, bottles, white paper, cardboard, shipping pallets, plastics, and glass. Waste reduction efforts have included eliminating individually packaged toiletries in guest rooms, replacing plastic disposable dinnerware with china, glass, and flatware in the employee dining facilities, switching to rechargeable batteries from disposables, and recycling of printer cartridges. The hotel also directs an educational program for guests, employees, and vendors to ensure everyone is involved in waste reduction efforts.

HIGHLANDS INN CARMEL, CALIFORNIA Contact: Terry Riffle Highlands Inn PO Box 1700 Carmel, CA 93921(408) 624-3801

The Highlands Inn and Pacific’s Edge Restaurant strives to be a green hotel. In the past year, the hotel has maintained 100% room waste recycling. Waste reduction is also hotel-wide in the offices and restaurant. In addition to recycling, the hotel is paid for glass and reduced hauling costs by chipping its landscape waste and using it, saving it $4,000 annually.

ITT SHERATON HOTELS & RESORTS WAIKIKI, HI Contact: Gene Burke(808) 922-4422

The ITT Sheraton Hotels and Resorts group operates the largest recycling program in the Hawaii hotel industry. The Hotels recycle corrugated cardboard, paper, and glass. Food discards are either donated to charitable organizations or sent to farmers. In their resource conservation program, the Hotels also buy from local producers and buy recycled materials when possible. Recreational and Cultural Facilities