Country Inns and Suites by Carlson is doing just that by eliminating disposable service ware in breakfast areas, according to an article by Glenn Hasek in Green Lodging News. Here are the facts:

  • Cumulative annual costs for non-disposables = $35,000. The cost of disposable products = $76,000 (including dishwasher installation and operation)
  • Return on investment: One year payback
  • Current waste volume: 256 pounds of trash per day average in the breakfast areas, 121,000 pounds of trash system-wide each day and 44 million pounds of trash generated system wide each year. Most of the waste expected to be eliminated.
  • Positive guest response during detailed testing

Saving green by going green…now that’s what I am talking about! Thanks for running the numbers, Steve Mogck, Chief Operating Officer!
For the full scoop, read Glenn’s article–suites-elimination-of-disposables-have