Antonino Esposito

First Zero Waste Hotel in Italy

Antonino Esposito

First Zero Waste Hotel in Italy

About the speaker

The project is aimed not just to reduce waste and establish separate collection, but mainly to outline sustainable use of resources: from producers to suppliers, from staff to guests.

Through posters displayed in the hotel, and thanks to information given by staff, guest can understand how to conform to hotel’s environmental practices: using recycled materials and not using throwaway items (sugar bowls instead of thousands of sugar sachets, refillable dispenser for jam, mayonnaise, soap … instead of hundred thousands of single throw-away items, beverage in refillable water bottles…). Hotel invites guests to buy water bottles and get free water from dispensers instead of using thousand of plastic bottles.  Hotel has its own composting of organic waste and uses compost as fertilizer.

Extra information: video

Speech

Panel discussion on impact of tourism on waste management

11:30 - 13:30