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  • MICE Sustainability views for UN Event industry professionals across the globe are being urged to take part in a vital initiative this month “Engaging the global event industry with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.” The online survey, which goes live on 1st August: will provide anyone working in the meetings and events industry the ability to contribute opinions and […]
  • Skye Gyngell on easy ways to drop single-use plastic
    The Caterer – 27th Oct 2018 Single-use plastic has been a hot topic of conversation for months, with many claiming it to be a necessity in kitchens. But at Spring, Skye Gyngell has managed to fully eradicate it. Emma Lake finds out how it was done At the beginning of 2018 Skye Gyngell set herself the […]
  • IHG’s Bold Move to Eliminate All Miniature Plastic Amenity Bottles
    Glenn Hasek,  August 2, 2019 A big kudos this week to IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) for its commitment to switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities (dispensers) throughout its entire hotel estate of almost 843,000 guestrooms. The transition away from the bathroom miniatures will be completed during 2021. The pledge makes IHG the first global hotel company […]
  • Facility and Environmental Manager of the Year Award Nominations – Now Open
    2019 IHI Hospitality Management Award Nominations – Now Open   The IHI announced the 2019 IHI Hospitality Management Award Nominations are now open. Please see video of President Oonagh Cremins announcing the opening of the nominations here. For the first time, the nomination process is online.   To begin nominating, please click on the link or visit […]
  • EPA Confirm Scale of Food Waste in Irish Hotels – €180 Million
    The EPA released a research report last week – “Reducing Commercial Food Waste in Ireland” along with a number of Fact Sheets and an updated “Less Food Waste – More Profit” The key figure for the Hotel Sector is the analysis that hotels throw away c. €180 million worth of edible food annually.  This works […]
  • Report suggests €10 carbon tax hike in 2020 budget
    A Department of Finance document has suggested that a €10 carbon tax hike in the next budget would be effective. The tax currently stands at €20 per tonne of C02 and is applied on diesel, petrol, kerosene, natural gas, coal and peat. It generated €481m in net receipts for the exchequer last year. The Tax Strategy […]
  • What is greenwashing, and how can we avoid it?
    Announcing the Government’s climate action plan last month, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the strategy would “nudge people and businesses to change behaviour” in a bid to tackle climate change. Contentious items like single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks, cotton buds and non-recyclable plastic would be banned, according to the strategy. (GHP Note:  This is an EU […]

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