6. July 2016 01:07
You hear it everywhere “Go green” for the sake of our environment. The resources of our world are limited and we need to be thinking about the long term effects that the choices we make today will have on our planet. Did you know that by going green in the hospitality industry you can also save yourself some green money as well? Here are a few ways to keep your money in your pocket long term while also helping to save the limited resources we use on a day to day basis.
First thing’s first. What does it mean to go green? You can start by offering recycling stations and bins in and around your rooms, lobby, and high-traffic areas. This cuts back on waste and by recycling products we keep unnecessary items out of landfills. We have several options for these bins that can be viewed here http://www.goavm.com/recycle-containers-c-582.aspx
Another way to go green is to purchase products that are made from recycled materials. Plastics that can be recycled are first sorted, shredded and rid of impurities like paper. The shreds are then melted and formed into pellets, which can be made into other products. Our strong, made in the USA Can Liners are created through this process. http://www.goavm.com/can-liners-c-81.aspx
We also sell lines of products that are designed to be eco-friendly by saving water and energy usage. Sunbeam has a product line called GreenSenseTM which is a line of eco-conscious amenities for the socially responsible, sot-conservative hotelier. Every GreenSenseTM product has been designed to save energy or water or both. With these products you save money while saving the planet. http://www.goavm.com/green-sense-shower-head-white-p-1047.aspx
Our bio plates and bowls are made from Sugar Cane which is biodegradable and eco-friendly. When looking into breakfast area options, it is important to look into reducing the amount of Styrofoam that goes into our landfills and although most CFC’s have been reduced from those products, they still contain bi-products that though less destructive to our ozone still have some harmful effects on it.http://www.goavm.com/9quot-biodegradable-plates-p-7838.aspx
Niagara offers Stealth Toilet systems that will dramatically cut your water usage and lower your bills. Stealth System combines five high-efficiency products for a powerful water and energy saving solution. The Stealth System includes the EPA WaterSense certified ultra-high-efficiency (UHET) Stealth 0.8 GPF toilet. The system is supplemented by a high-efficiency showerhead and aerator that utilize three unique flow options, a contemporary dual-spray kitchen aerator, and an innovative lead-free aerator that collectively deliver unrivaled savings. These toilets are of high-efficiency so they use less water than the common toilet. In the long run installing these units will save you thousands of dollars over time. http://www.goavm.com/toilet-accessories-c-457.aspx
We should be conscious of the world that we leave behind to future generations. By taking some small steps we can have a huge impact on the future of our planet. The carbon footprint that we leave behind today should be a step in the right direction.