Ritz Carlton’s U.S. and Caribbean hotels (which account for 40 of the chain’s 73 hotels) will stop offering plastic water bottles and will switch to plant-based, biodegradable material for their hotel branded water bottles. This move towards using an environmentally much friendlier material for water bottles is thought to be the first among hotel chains.
The new bottles are made totally from plants and being all natural can decompose in 30 days in a commercial composting facility. Alternatively these “green” bottles can be reprocessed and 100 percent remade into new bottles. The benefits are many including that making one new bottle uses half the fossil fuels of a traditional plastic water bottle, as well as 45 percent less energy, and generates 75 percent less greenhouse gases. The bottles hold water normally without fear they will decompose in front of you or while in the refrigerator.
Lest anyone think that this is largely an empty gesture, Ritz Carlton distributes five million 16 oz. water bottles per year, according to the Marriott owned brand. The positive environmental implications could increase dramatically if all Marriot hotels follow Ritz Carlton’s lead.
Other chains cannot dismiss switching to environmentally friendly water bottles based on cost concerns, since Marriott has announced that the new bottles will cost the same as the old water bottles. Ultimately, the cost of such bottles will likely be lowered as they become more common. As with many environmental advances, the initial cost is a reason for concern, but once they become the standard, many times the price comes down to equal or even lower than the item they replace.
Marriott supplies announced of which all of 10 of the golf rental accommodations it operates in the UK have been recently given “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” position.
This in “recognition of the effort they get undertaken implementing the variety of jobs in environmental places around the golf course”.
The Honor is a worldwide recognition of environmental excellence bestowed about organizations that are taking any management part in efficiency.
The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses helps to enhance wildlife habitats and protect pure resources for the benefit of people, fauna and the game of golf balls.
The programme is specially designed to give golf course managers the details and guidance they need to implement stewardship assignments and acquire recognition for their efforts.
The Golf System is part of the Audubon Supportive Sanctuary Method. That is administered by Audubon Global, any non-profit environmental organization of which spearheads schooling and preservation support packages of which advertise environmental stewardship and sustainability.
The Plan handles several crucial environmental good quality parts: Fauna and Environment Management, Substance Apply, Lessening and Basic safety, Water Resource efficiency, Water Good quality Management and Outreach and Education and learning.
An excellent area of victory includes recently been the naturalization of shorelines in ponds and fields in every the courses, that offers in turn seen an increase in creatures activity in these places, including insects for instance Dragonflies and Seeing stars, and chickens taking up permanent residency and raising their young,” the lady included.