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Hotel Key Cards Are Going Sustainable

The hospitality industry has traditionally relied on plastic hotel key cards, contributing to the global plastic waste problem. These new wooden hotel key cards are a game-changer, offering a sustainable alternative without compromising on functionality or design.

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Accor Collaborates with Key Sustainable Certification Programs

Alongside Accor joining the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) last year, the Group announced that two additional global partnerships have been signed with Green Key and Green Globe, both partners having their standards recognized by GSTC.

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Showcasing Hospitality Properties and Their Pioneering Eco-friendly Practice - By Adam Maclennan and Aneliya Antova

This article showcases real life examples of hotel businesses that are taking steps to contribute towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and meeting the targets by the Paris Agreement. Businesses and governments need to take action to meet the challenges we all face. We have highlighted seven hotels below where owners and operators are taking these challenges seriously and are finding ways for their businesses to be part of a solution which embraces hospitality and nature.


Greenwashing: How Green is It? - By Adam Maclennan and Tomislav Sili

On March 22, 2023, the European Commission adopted a 'Proposal for a Directive on Green Claims'. The proposal is designed to put a stop to the practice of greenwashing and, if adopted by Member States of the Union, it will force companies doing business in Europe to be more scrupulous and evidence based about their environmental claims.

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The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai Hotel is Now 100% Green

Having successfully implemented sustainability measures to minimize carbon footprint, the hotel is also accelerating its efforts towards water conservation and waste reduction by efficiently treating and using water, reducing waste generation, and promoting recycling and reuse.

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Global Hotel Alliance Launches Green Collection of Green Certified Hotels

Every Green Collection property has attained at least one certification from a globally recognised environmental organisation, with EarthCheck, Green Growth 2050, Green Key and Green Globe among the 15 leading certification bodies represented, and each requiring hotels to meet the highest international standards for sustainability initiatives and performance, with regular third- party audits conducted to retain certification

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Is This Small Finnish City the Ideal Blueprint for a Sustainable Future?

Finland is officially the happiest place to live in the world. That’s according to the World Happiness Report, which has seen the Nordic country top the list for a sixth year in a row. The report cited nature and community as two of the biggest reasons that keep Finns smiling.