An average Middle Eastern hotel produces twice as much carbon dioxide as a European hotel of the same size, according to Guido Bauer, chief executive officer of Green Globe, a company which provides global certification for sustainable tourism.
“European certified hotels are much more efficient in reducing their carbon footprint compared to Middle Eastern [Green Globe] member hotels,” says Bauer. “However, a more pressing challenge for the Middle East, from our perspective, is the nonrecycling of waste.”
For large, luxurious hotels, waste builds up at staggering rates. Solutions depend on the space and resources each hotel has available, as well as … Read more