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Irish business leaders view sustainability as ‘nice-to-have’ rather than critical to success

  Sustainability is viewed by the majority of Irish business leaders as a growing priority for an expanding enterprise – yet less than half are actively adopting environmentally-friendly approaches.According to new research, commissioned by Ricoh Europe, of 2,550 business leaders across 24 countries, Irish respondents actually rank lower than their European peers.Just 45pc – based on […]

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Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling

GHP Comment:  GHP is the Irish Clean the World Partner – contact us to make sure your waste soaps and bathroom toiletries don’t go to landfill – but for a great cause. Hilton is ramping up its soap-collecting efforts around the world, with a goal of recycling 1 million bars for Clean the World to […]

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US Study find people want to travel more responsibly

TORONTO—More than 79 percent of American travelers hope to become more ethically-conscious in their future adventures, according to new research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Exodus Travels. GHP Comment:  Tourism businesses that adopt a sustainable approach to their business win by lowering costs and win by  attracting and retaining customers As a leading adventure tour […]

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Irish shoppers more interested in sustainable packaging than global counterparts

Irish Times:  Peter Hamilton – 13 March 2019 GHP Observation:  Consumers are making sustainability choices – are tourism providers reacting to this by demonstrating and promoting their own sustainability actions – in general – NO.  Irish consumers are more concerned about product packaging than their global counterparts, a survey from financial services firm PwC has […]

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Green Awards 2019 – Winners

Hotel Doolin wins Medium Sized Organisation of the Year again – well done guys Croke Park won the Tourism and Entertainment Award Full list of winners here (We would urge all GHP Certified members to apply for one of these awards for 2020) A number of other Tourism & Hospitality business were shortlisted; – Brooklodge & […]

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Ireland falls short in renewable energy use

More than 10% of Ireland’s total energy came from renewable sources in 2017   The Renewable Energy in Ireland 2019 report provides a detailed analysis of Ireland’s progress towards the 2020 renewable energy targets.“We need to accelerate the pace of change. Collectively and individually, we need to take greater advantage of the renewable resources available […]

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The Green Hotel Revolution in the USA  

Dan Ruben In 2005, I co-founded Boston Green Tourism, to help Boston hotels reduce energy and water use, enhance indoor air quality and improve waste management. I didn’t realize then that our job would become easier, because the hotel sector was on the cusp of a green revolution. The scope of recently introduced, environmentally-smart innovation is […]

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Worlds First Vegan Hotel Room

GHP Comment:  More and more hotels are recognising that the “One-fits-all” concept is not what modern guests want.  Hotels need to be flexible, innovative and listen to what guests want – deliver and succeed, fail to deliver and be in the also-ran category.   This Vegan room is but the tip of the iceberg – what […]

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War Against Waste Heats Up – Government Review Commences

Minister Bruton Starts Single Use Plastic Bottle Review Review into how best to achieve 90% collection target commissioned Examination of Irish Deposit and Return Scheme included The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Minister Richard Bruton T.D. is today (Monday the 28th of January) announcing a review which will consider how we can […]

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Businesses placing increased focus (Failing) on monitoring energy usage

GHP Comment:  Break the figures down – 49% claim they are monitoring…80% say that this is done by looking at their bills (We all know they only look at the cost – not consumption) so that leaves 10% who are taking some further action such as metering.  10% – what other major business cost gets […]

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