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Scandic Hotels Cut Cost and Waste with Green Strategies

Hotels are notoriously wasteful energy consumers, guzzling resources in an effort to keep guests happy. Scandic Hotels have taken a different route in the lodging business: informing customers of how they can be a part of an environmentally friendly lodging system.

In the video above, Jan Peter Bergkvist, developer of green hotel policies, discusses how cleaning without chemical detergents and turning dining room food scraps into biofuel for Stockholm city buses has cut costs and waste.

Here’s to hoping more hotels follow suit.

In a related story, you might also want to check out how guests at a hotel in Copenhagen help to power the by riding exercise bikes.

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