Why Hotels Cannot Afford to Ignore their Environmental Impact
Public and political pressure is growing for businesses to take action in the fight against climate change. In recent weeks thousands of people have taken to the streets of London to demand action regarding climate change and earlier this month, MPs approved a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency. The hotel and hospitality industry is under pressure to play its part in reducing waste and finding environmentally friendly alternatives that are easy to roll out across multiple chains, without increasing costs.
Hotels across the world are already making drastic changes to reduce waste and improve their carbon footprint. In April, the state of California passed a bill to ban hotels from giving guests small bottles of complimentary shampoo in an effort to limit plastic waste. They want hotels to install bulk dispensers instead. Hotels that fail to comply with the new law could face hefty fines.
It is now up to UK hotels and hospitality businesses to get ahead of the curve and find ways to improve their carbon footprint. This will not only help to keep hotels in line with any new legislation but will also benefit their business by securing bookings from eco-conscious customers.
Reducing your environmental impact through alternative cleaning solutions
Making changes to cleaning systems is one area that hotels can make big changes to benefit the environment. Chemical cleaning products are used in extremely high quantities across the hospitality sector. This is having a detrimental effect on the environment. Every day, millions of litres of toxic chemicals are poured down our drains and forced into rivers, streams, oceans and groundwaters, along with much of the single-use plastic packaging they come in.
Introducing SAO™ technology…
Many businesses across the hospitality sector are replacing chemical-based cleaning products - packaged in single-use plastic - with reusable, eco-friendly and chemical-free solutions. Whilst they sound too good to be true, these solutions do exist, and they can actually end up saving hotels and hospitality businesses money, as well as improving your carbon footprint.
The Tersano Lotus® Pro is a highly effective cleaning product which creates Stabilised Aqueous Ozone (SAO™) - a chemical-free and natural cleaning solution. It uses just oxygen, electrical currents and normal tap water to convert O2 into O3, a solution which can kill up to 99.999% of harmful bacteria.
The Stabilised Aqueous Ozone clings to and destroys germs, bacteria, dirt and grime and lasts from 4 to 24 hours, before returning back to normal tap water. This allows you to safely pour it away without any damaging effect on the environment. The Lotus® Pro is entirely reusable and only needs to be purchased once as it is a permanent fixture on the wall. This helps businesses within the hospitality industry to significantly reduce its plastic waste. Over time, it can also save you money on your cleaning costs too, eliminating any concern that eco means expensive.