‘Waste mapping’ is something hotels can do to minimise waste, save money and plan for sustainable management of waste. It’s about identifying the sources, types and quantities of waste produced… and taking simple actions to reduce it.
During May the Travel Foundation delivered two interactive workshops to key employees of Louis Hotels in Protaras and Pafos. The staff were eager to implement the waste mapping tool, which they were quick to identify as important to their daily work. A group of ten people from each hotel were represented, including the hotel managers from all seven participating hotels.
The Cyprus Destination Partnership will be working closely with Louis Hotels throughout 2015 to support them in developing interventions to reduce waste at each of their hotel properties. The aim is to trial and improve the guide and tool on waste mapping, with insights, ideas and images from Louis Hotels, before introducing them more widely within the hotel industry in Cyprus.
“The waste mapping project running in our hotel looks very interesting. It will help us to identify which department generates more waste, and find ways to reduce it. Also with this program we can give our suggestions and ideas for waste reduction and management.”
– Demetriou Chryso, Floor Supervisor, Louis Imperial Beach Hotel
The practical implementation to trial the tool will start in late May and end in October. During those months we will analyse the waste data, incorporate suggestions from the staff and create a practical and easy to use mapping tool.