Hotel UMass is constantly coming up with ways to protect the environment, preserve natural resources, and reduce costs.
On average, a 100-room hotel experiences a loss of roughly 6,000 plastic hotel key cards and sleeves per year. If taking into account all hotels in the United States, over 750 tons of plastic hotel key cards and sleeves are placed in American landfills each year. Hotel UMass is working to reduce its carbon footprint by 85% PVC-free keycards.
Hotel UMass is working to reduce waste from plastic water bottles by offering our guests a more sustainable options for fresh water (https://www.naturawater.com/natura-bottles)
Guests will now experience a paperless arrival and departure during their stay.
More than 2 million bars of partially used hotel soap are thrown away every day in the United States. Hotel UMass has partnered with CTW to recycle soap and other discarded hygiene products, CTW helps save lives with items that traditionally end up in landfills. (https://cleantheworld.org/)
A safe, non-toxic cleaning solutions that supports the wellness of everyone in our communities is used at Hotel UMass. (https://pathosans.com/)
A typical 150-room hotel can reduce its water usage by 25,920 gallons and detergent usage by 173 gallons yearly with a towel and linen reuse program. Hotel UMass guests have the option to participate in this program.