7 strategies to promote recycling in your hotel

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May 20, 2024

Roiback

Content in collaboration with our partner Bioscore Sustainability sustainability consultancy for tourism companies.

In the current context, where environmental awareness and social responsibility are increasingly important values for travelers, the hotel industry faces the challenge of adapting to these new demands. The implementation of sustainable practices in hotels has become not only a necessity, but also an opportunity to differentiate themselves from the competition and attract an increasingly demanding public in this regard.

In this context, recycling plays a fundamental role as a strategy for reducing the environmental impact of hotels. Through proper waste management, it is possible to minimize waste going to landfills, reduce the consumption of natural resources and contribute to the fight against climate change.

1. Raise awareness among guests and staff.

The first step in promoting recycling in a hotel is to create a culture of environmental responsibility among guests and staff. This can be achieved through internal and external communication campaigns that inform about the importance of recycling and how to do it correctly. Posters, brochures, in-room messages or even contests can be used to encourage everyone to participate.

Implement an efficient recycling system

It is essential to have a well-organized recycling system that makes it easy for guests to separate waste. To this end, specific containers for each type of recyclable material (paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metal) should be placed in accessible and well-marked locations, both in the rooms and in the common areas of the hotel.

3. Reduce consumption of single-use packaging.

An effective way to reduce the amount of waste generated in a hotel is to reduce the use of single-use packaging. Plastic mineral water bottles can be replaced with filtered water dispensers, reusable tableware and cutlery can be used in the restaurant, and cloth or paper shopping bags can be used instead of plastic ones.

4. Use organic waste

Organic waste, such as food scraps and garden waste, can be used to produce compost, a natural fertilizer that can be used to fertilize the hotel's green areas. This not only reduces the amount of waste going to landfills, but also contributes to improving soil quality and plant growth.

5. Collaborate with local recycling companies

It is important to establish partnerships with local recycling companies that are responsible for the proper management of waste generated at the hotel. This ensures that recyclable materials are treated responsibly and contributes to the development of the local economy.

6. Measure and monitor results

To evaluate the effectiveness of the recycling strategies implemented, it is important to periodically monitor the amount of waste generated and the amount of materials recycled. This will allow us to identify areas for improvement and take the necessary measures to optimize the system.

7. Obtain sustainability certifications

There are several sustainability certifications that recognize hotels for their responsible environmental practices. Obtaining one of these certifications can be a differentiating element for the hotel and a way to demonstrate its commitment to the environment. A great example is the Bioscorewhich has a platform dedicated to sustainability certification through its own simple and secure management software. With its functionalities your hotel promotes sustainable practices and offers travelers the option of choosing a tourist establishment with sustainability criteria.

In short, promoting recycling in hotels is a fundamental task to contribute to responsible tourism and environmental protection. By implementing the strategies mentioned in this article, your hotel can reduce its environmental impact, improve its corporate image and attract an increasingly conscious and responsible public.

Bioscore Sustainability and Roiback are committed to supporting hotels on their sustainability journey with comprehensive solutions that help hotels implement sustainable practices, reduce their carbon footprint and improve their operational efficiency.

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