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Danish hotel chain waves goodbye to plastic

October 17th, 2019

Sustainable building processes, materials and suppliers, green roofs and biodegradable products are among the many green initiatives the Danish hotel chain, Zleep Hotels, has introduced in recent years to great enthusiasm for guests as well as partners. Now the hotel chain is ready with yet another environmentally friendly improvement.

Breakfast with eco-friendly impact

This time the focus is on plastic consumption in the breakfast buffet. A plastic consumption that needs to be reduced. Zleep Hotels’ breakfast is already certified with the state-controlled eco-label ‘Bronze Organic Cuisine Label’ (in Danish ‘Det Økologiske Spisemærke’). A label that guarantees between 30-60% organic products. To maintain and enhance the buffet’s environmentally impact, Zleep Hotels has now chosen to reduce its consumption of plastic packaging:

“Plastic is in many ways convenient to use in an operating context, but it is also the root of a lot of evil. That is why we have chosen to phase out our consumption of plastic, beginning at the breakfast buffet. It has always been important for us to avoid food waste, which is why we have prioritized having the products delivered in small portion sized plastic packagings, but we can do better. Therefore, we have been seeking eco-friendly solutions able to both minimize food waste and ensure minimal plastic consumption,” says Lene Toft, Quality Assurance Manager at Zleep Hotels.

Jam in glass and cheese on a platter

Initially, the jam packages have been replaced with jam in glass and the sliced cheese packages have been replaced with cheese on a platter.

“With a solution like this, it is of course important that the staff keep the buffet clean and neat, but at the same time we also trust that our guests do not take more on the plate than they can eat. I know it won’t be easy because it tastes so good,” Lene Toft says, adding: ” … but then we have to remember the greater good and limit our food waste”.

The environmentally friendly improvements have already been implemented at all hotels offering Zleep breakfast.

About Zleep Hotels

Zleep Hotels’ vision is to always deliver quality, service and design at a great rate. Today, the hotel brand consists of 11 hotels in Denmark and one in Sweden. A total of three hotel projects are already published and in the pipeline. The goal is to operate 40 hotels in 2025. Zleep Hotels is a Deutsche Hospitality brand. Deutsche Hospitality operates four further brands. Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts boast 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offer health and beauty oases set at the very heart of nature. MAXX by Steigenberger is a new and charismatic concept which places the focus on the essential in accordance with its motto “MAXXimize your stay”, whilst Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. IntercityHotel provides 40 upper modern upper mid-scale urban hotels, all of which are located within easy walking distance of railway stations or airports.

Press contact
Zleep Hotels │ Dalbergstrøget 5 1. sal │ 2630 Høje Taastrup │ Denmark
Marie Vang │ Tel: +45 2121 6345
Email: mva@zleep.com
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