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Study of Recyclable Waste Generated in Pune Star Hotels with Reference to Guest Rooms

ATITHYA: A Journal of Hospitality

Volume 1 Issue 2

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: Rina Dongre, Sarika Joshi | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Prof., AISSMS College of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Abstract

Hotels everywhere are growing with the growth in the number of tourist. These hotels generate large amount of solid and hazardous waste. To manage this waste effectively at the hotel level has become a major challenge for the guest. It is due to various reasons like management attitude to awareness amongst guest, or employee behavior. At the same time if managed effective by overcoming these challenges, it also benefits the hotel in terms of monetary benefits to recognition in the society and even awards and certification. By recycling these wastes, a hotel can reduce operating costs, and maintain sustainability. This study is based on the waste management practices followed by some of the five star properties in Pune. It also discusses about the challenges faced by these hotels in doing so. It focuses on some of the benefits to the hotel in managing the waste generated in hotel rooms. To conduct this research, primary data was collected by approaching the hotels through a structured questionnaire and obtaining their views on the benefits and challenges of managing hotel room waste. The result of the data analysis reveals that all the hotels consciously follow recycling practices. However the methods and the amount of recycling vary from hotel to hotel.

Keywords: Recyclable Waste, Recycling, Guest Rooms, Solid Waste Management

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