JW Marriott to Launch New Apparel Collection and Garment Recycling Program

JW Marriott’s garment recycling program, which takes place through May 31, 2019, will be available across 26 JW Marriott hotels based in the U.S. Through this sustainable program, hotels will collect the retired uniforms in the boxes used to ship the new garments, each capable of holding 25-30 pounds of textiles. Once received by Cintas, the uniform provider will work with Leigh Fibers, Inc. to shred garments and repurpose the remaining fibers for future use.

Florida’s AD1 Global Chooses Subscription Model to Pay for Capital Investments – By Glenn Hasek

Hotel developers who choose to acquire equipment and technologies to help them conserve energy and water often choose to purchase those outright. For large companies with deep pockets that may work best. For others, however, having to purchase hundreds of PTACs, all-new lighting, or roofing can be a financial burden and even an impediment to investing in another hotel property.

Suppliers Divert Leather from Landfills, Create Long-Lasting, Design-Friendly Pieces – By Glenn Hasek

Increasingly, companies serving the hotel industry have been promoting their leather as a green product. How can that be? Green Lodging News examined 10 leather companies to determine exactly what makes their products sustainable. In all cases it came down to how long leather lasts, how leather is processed and how leather scraps are repurposed.