Accor Asia-Pacific Planet 21 Shows You Unique Ways to Green Your Business

December 18, 2012

Have you decided to green your business? Excellent decision, but where do you start? While recycling paper, using less electricity, and carpooling may be obvious sustainable options for some, Accor’s Planet 21 program offers more creative options for your business.

Office decor is the last thing people think of when it comes to sustainable business. However, repurposing items to liven up your office is a great way to give back to the environment. Some Accor hotels reuse old tires as pots to hold fresh plants. Old bricks and wood can also be reused for tables, pots, and wall decorations. Looking for something a little more green? Check out Accor Novotel Auckland Airport’s living wall. This wall is adorned with native fauna, creating a beautiful aesthetic and bringing added benefits as well. Living walls are said to clean indoor air quality in the office space, especially of pollution that stems from printers.

Another unique way to green up the workplace is to offer sustainable food options. Does your office have a deli? Build sandwiches with free range meats and locally grown produce. This lowers your carbon footprint and supports your local community. Do you offer vending machines? Keep them stocked with sustainable and healthy choices. Eliminating water bottles from the workplace will greatly reduce your carbon footprint too. Water bottles produce up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste every year. Instead, stock your office with reusable mugs, cups, and water bottles.

Greening your business is easy with the help of Accor’s Planet 21 sustainability program. Get more tips and advice at our blog: http://accorplanet21.tumblr.com/. Do you have any creative green business ideas to share? Let us know online.

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Turn Your Business Green With the Help of Accor PLANET 21

July 23, 2012

 

Green businesses used to be a rare sight, but are becoming more common as consumers demand eco-friendly options. Stay ahead of the game and live up to consumer demands the same way that Accor’s PLANET 21 programme has. With such a variety of strategies available, taking a company from a carbon-producing wasteland to an eco-friendly wonder can be much simpler than many people think.

Accor’s PLANET 21 programme focuses on seven key factors to build green hospitality into their hotels. By focusing on specific elements such as recycling, reducing carbon footprint, and constructing sustainable buildings, Accor is well on its way to moving towards its goals for 2015.

Recycling is an excellent way to turn heads. PLANET 21 has already made a huge impact by increasing Accor’s recycling programmes to include most hotels and for a variety of different materials. It may seem as though this technique is a fad or does very little, but by reusing products, the planets resources are being saved. Instead of a garbage dump growing, trees and wildlife will be saved and preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Another great step is to invest in eco-labeled products. Use sprays, towels, and other cleaners that are marked with an organic or eco-label that is safe for people and the environment. Pass up the chemicals in bleach and other standard products to create a positive change. Accor hotels are making the transition to provide guests with green soaps, shampoos, and basic necessities, including cleaning products. Use sprays, towels, and other cleaners that are marked with an organic or eco-label that is safe for people and the environment. Pass up the chemicals in bleach and other standard products to create a positive change.

Get started on making the transition to become a green business.

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