• Which Environment Is Being Improved, and Who Really Benefits?

    6 monthes ago - By Business 2 Community

    Twice in the past month I've stayed at hotels that asked me to participate in new, eco-friendly programs with names like “A Green Choice.” And twice, I agreed to do it, because of the promised savings of 37.2 gallons of water, 25,000 BTU of natural gas, 0.19kWh of electricity, and 7 oz. of cleaning-product chemicals “for each night you forgo full housekeeping.”
    But I won't be doing it again.
    For many years now, almost all but the most luxurious hotels have been asking guests, in tones from pleading to peremptory, to reuse towels and linens in the name of environmental savings. Of course...
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