Thanks to their size and the amount of resources they use to operate, large businesses have the potential to do a lot of good for the planet by choosing eco-friendly options. If you’re curious about how to make your hotel more eco-friendly, check out these tips for inspiration.
Limit Water Usage
Showering requires a lot of water, and many hotel showers are used every day. Also, when people aren’t paying for the water themselves, they may feel more comfortable staying under the spray longer than absolutely necessary.
Low-flow showerheads are the perfect way to lower the amount of water guests use in your showers, and they likely won’t even notice a difference. Many low-flow showerheads have the same water pressure most people are used to, so there’s really no way to lose.
Install EV Charging Stations
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more common, especially the various types that use charging stations. By installing EV charging stations at your hotel, you can show your commitment to eco-friendly practices and make it easier for everyone to choose eco-friendly transportation options.
Provide Seed Paper Coasters
Hotels often supply their guest rooms and dining areas with branded coasters that protect surfaces from condensation. Most coasters don’t last very long and end up in the garbage. With seed paper coasters, your coasters become souvenirs guests can take home and plant in their gardens to grow flowers, herbs, trees, vegetables, and many other kinds of plants.
Let Guests Reuse Linens
While showers account for a lot of the water that hotels use, laundry is just as responsible. Many hotels have started posting signs in guest rooms that allow guests to signal to housekeeping when they want new towels and when they’re happy to reuse the ones they have. This encourages guests to use the same towel a couple of times, keeping laundry loads a bit smaller.
We hope these tips for making your hotel more eco-friendly are helpful. Even taking a small step and applying it across a chain of hotels can make a positive impact on the environment.