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Sheraton Stockholm Hotel has decreased its carbon emissions by 540 tons through in-house production of glass bottled water – eliminating all plastic

Pressmeddelande   •   Jun 25, 2019 06:00 CEST

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel has decreased its carbon emissions by 540 tons through in-house production of glass bottled water – eliminating all plastic

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel was the first hotel in the world to install a Nordaq Water Filtering System in 2011. This meant that the hotel could stop buying plastic bottled water for its guests. Now that the hotel has produced its millionth bottle – the carbon emission has been reduced by 540 tons, which is equal to 216 return tickets Sweden – Thailand or 836 return tickets Stockholm – Palma de Mallorca for a single traveller or avoided I million plastic bottles from going to landfill. This initiative supports Marriott’s “Serve 360 – Doing Good In Every Direction” sustainability and social impact strategy.

”Sheraton Stockholm Hotel was the first hotel in the world to install Nordaq’s microbrewery for water. The brewery has now produced its millionth bottle of still and sparkling Nordaq water; demonstrating that locally produced quality and quantity goes hand in hand. We are honoured to be able to deliver the best premium water there is, without harming the environment”, Pelle Hallberg, CEO at Nordaq

”Before Sheraton Stockholm Hotel installed Nordaq Fresh Water in the hotel, we bought plastic bottles from Italian and Swedish producers. Since it is a priority for us to be one of Stockholm’s most environmentally friendly hotels, we quickly saw the advantages of producing our own bottled water here at the hotel. Apart from the benefits of being able to serve our guests a pure and delicious water - the environmental benefit is the big winner here”, Lars van der Most, General Manager at Sheraton Stockholm Hotel

Nordaq filters local tap water on site, removing impurities while retaining the water’s natural salts and minerals. Furthermore, the system can produce both still and sparkling water. The water is chilled and served directly in glass bottles. The system uses a unique, high-precision bottle-washing solution along with specially designed trays, which allows the hotel to re-use the bottles again and again. It removes the need for expensive disposable plastic bottle waste and long, fuel-intensive transportation.

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel works actively to reduce the ecological footprint through a large range of climate-smart solutions. Since 2011 the hotel is certified with the Nordic eco-label “Svanen” and has been awarded the worldwide “Green Key”. Here are some of the eco-friendly actions the hotel has taken.

  • Installing ReGen elevators from Otis that use 50% less power
  • Implementing the European Breakfast standard replacing all plastics with other materials and reducing food waste
  • All power is sourced via Swedish hydroelectricity which produces 0% carbon emission
  • 89% of the heating involves renewable energy sources
  • Thousands of LED lights have been installed
  • Ecotop cookers and Ecoflame burners reduce heat and gas loss in the kitchens
  • Heat and CO2 detectors adjust ventilation for optimal performance
  • Motion detectors control stairwell lighting
  • All plastic straws and sticks have been removed
  • Guests who choose “Make a Green Choice” at check-in are entitled to bonus points. This choice reduces water, detergent use and carbon emissions.

Together these actions have resulted in a 17% reduction in electricity usage, 70% reduction in carbon emissions and 26% reduction of water usage since 2011.

Sheraton Stockholm är ett förstklassigt hotell beläget i centrala Stockholm. Hotellet erbjuder 465 rymliga gästrum med hög komfort med Sheraton Sleep Experience® sängar, Sheraton Club floor, Sheraton Fitness, Concierge och 24 timmars roomservice. Sheraton har även en av Stockholms mest flexibla konferensvåningar som kan ta emot events och konferenser för upp till 600 personer. Sheraton ingår i Marriott International, världens största hotellkedja med fler än 6800 hotell i 150 länder.

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