What are the latest sustainability trends in the hotel industry?

The tourism and travel industry accounts for around 5% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Of those emissions, 2% is caused by hotels around the world. Incorporating eco-friendly hotel standards can not only be beneficial for the environment but also for the profitability of hotels. We came across some very interesting new hotel concepts that already incorporate the latest trends of being eco-friendlier...

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World Water Day 2019: ‘Leaving no one behind’.

In 2010, the UN recognised “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” Mina Guli decided to raise awareness on the importance of water with a series of epic campaigns , the last one being to run 100 marathons in 100 days. Her story conveys passion, determination and hope.

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Living a sustainable lifestyle is not only about protecting the environment - it is about understanding nature as well!

Living a sustainable lifestyle is not only about reducing our impact on the environment, but also recognising that by being one with nature, we start to understand and respect its resources again. We have highlighted the latest trends to help people be more a part of nature again in our latest blog…

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Toxic smoke is an increasingly grim challenge as air pollution already affects 91% of our world’s population

The World Health Organization held their first Global Conference on ‘air pollution’ in Geneva in 2018, as air pollution is becoming more and more a global test. Also Bangkok has been battling toxic smog since many years. However, in the past weeks air pollution in Bangkok has been really challenging. We asked Mrs Judith Coulson, who is the owner of a successful corporate wellness/health consultancy in Bangkok, about her experience of the past few weeks.

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Are consumers ever going to walk away from non sustainable products of convenience such as coffee pods?

Some lifestyle trends are hard to understand, especially when they are not eco-friendly. It is estimated that in 2017 alone, Nestle produced around 27 billion Nespresso capsules world-wide, which equates to around 9800 tons of aluminium waste per year. Nespresso has a world-wide recycling rate of 80% since 2015, which is available in 30 countries. But is this enough to not cause harm to the environment?

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How sustainable and aesthetically made disposable tableware can replace harmful single-use plastic plates & cutlery

Consumers are still widely using disposable tableware and cutlery made of single-use plastic for social gatherings. However, there exist eco-friendly alternatives. Japanese brand Wasara offers beautiful disposable tableware which is very elegant and fully compostable. Wasara also only uses tree-free materials such as bamboo and bagasse.

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Sustainable everyday products made from hard-to-tear paper

Japanese paper mill Onao has created a collection of innovative and beautiful products made from hard-to-tear paper using sustainable materials such recycled polyester from used plastic bottles and textile products. Onao succeded to combine tradition with new technologies to develop papers that can also be used for interiors and for practical everyday products.

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