Post-consumer recycled content is defined as waste material generated by households or by commercial, industrial and institutional facilities in their role as end-users of a product, which can no longer be used for its initial purpose. Hotels can contribute to this sustainable practice by purchasing guest amenities, such as toilet paper and tissues, that contain post-consumer recycled material.
Purchasing post-consumer, recycled content paper products minimizes the demand for trees to manufacture virgin paper and the impacts of deforestation. Purchasing products with recycled materials also supports the recycled paper industry, creating demand for additional recycled paper and paper recycling facilities.
Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice
- The Colonnade Hotel
- Sheraton Hotel
Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates
- Chelsea Center: Massachusetts Directory of Recycled Product Manufacturers
- Green Peace Tissue Guide | Toilet Paper, Paper Towel, Tissue, Napkin Guide
- Greenline Paper Company
- A Shoppers Guide to Home Tissue Products – Natural Resources Defense Council
- Seventh Generation
- The Toilet Paper Encyclopedia: Toilet Paper and the Environment
- Mass Recycle